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You won't believe which Little Mix queen suffers from anorexia

She's opened up about her intense struggle.

By Bianca Mastroianni

Little Mix have been both promoting their new banger Shout Out To My Ex as well as their upcoming autobiography Our World, so we're basically all ears right now.

Unfortunately, it hasn't always been glam and success for the girls, with one in particular sharing her struggle with anorexia from since she was only 13.

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Jade Thirlwall has revealed that she first noticed her struggle with food as a young teen, when she lost a family member. It got so serious that even her period was affected.

"My periods stopped and things were getting out of control," she writes. "But I don't think I really cared about what was happening to me. I felt so depressed at the time that I just wanted to waste away and disappear."

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Her family eventually intervened, getting medical help when she reach a worrying low 38 kilos. She was eventually admitted to hospital.

"They sat me down in the clinic and were quite tough at first, spelling it out: 'You're destroying your body and if you keep doing this you will die'," she recalled.

"It took going to hospital to make me realise that it wasn't a game, it was something really serious."

Thankfully, she improved on her health and was discharged from hospital right before she auditioned for X Factor.

"Anorexia is a self-destructive thing and you become stubborn, so when people are trying to tell you something you get it into your head that they're against you and you're not going to listen," she said.

ALL the love for you Jade <3 <3.

If you know anyone, or yourself are suffering from an eating disorder, please contact the National Eating Disorders Collaboration on 1800 33 4673