Geri Halliwell: Robbie saved my life in bulimia battle

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  • Geri Halliwell has opened up on her struggle with bulimia, and revealed that Robbie Williams helped her beat the eating disorder

    Geri Halliwell has opened up on her battle with bulimia, and revealed that Robbie Williams saved her, forcing an intervention as her weight plummeted. 

    Appearing on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, the former Spice Girl broke down as she discussed how the eating disorder took control: ‘I was worried I’d get fat. I would binge and then felt fatter and would make myself sick. It was awful.’

    As her weight plunged to a tiny 7stone, Williams intervened: ‘Robbie knew about my bulimia and he advised me to get help. He told me to go to rehab and that possibly saved my life.

    ‘The bulimia would have got worse without it. I will always be grateful to him, always,’ she added.

    Geri did seek help for her eating disorder, checking in a clinic in Arizona

    Robbie and Geri became friends two years after she had left the Spice Girls. Describing their relationship, she revealed: ‘I became really close to Robbie after leaving the Spice Girls and it was a very poignant friendship.  I was lonely and felt he was the only person on the planet who could understand me because of his experiences with Take That.’

    ‘We understood each other. But I didn’t really go out with him. I am happy and healthy now.’



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