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Alanis Morissette: what illness did she suffer from during her adolescence

With more than sixty million records sold, Alanis Morissette is one of the most famous Canadian singers in the world. While his international career began in 1995 with the release of his third album, Jagged Little Pill, the artist now accumulates 7 Grammy Awards, 16 platinum records, as well as a diamond record on American soil. If since 2012, Alanis Morissette had not released a new album, she came back in force Friday July 31, 2020 with her ninth album, Such Pretty Forks in the Road. Very personal, the latter evokes in particular the dependencies of the singer of 46 years. In the music video for her first single, Reasons I Drink, the one who was engaged to actor Ryan Reynolds from 2004 to 2007 even appears at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

In an interview with Le Parisien, Alanis Morissette agreed to talk about her addictions: “Mine are food, work and love. I was trying to cure myself of that linked to love in 2007. As a teenager, I was addicted to food. Work addiction is not recognized. If I say that I spent the night drinking, people will be worried about me. If I say that I spent the night in work, no one will find it weird. ” Very quickly, the singer felt the need for therapy: “I started when I was 15 because I was suffering from bulimia. I went to see a doctor and the secretary told me: ‘Not you , Alanis! ‘ So I made an appointment with a therapist without telling my parents. And since then I love it! Recently I had the chance to attend a conference on the evolution of psychotherapy in San Diego . There were practitioners from all over the world. I spent my time thanking them for helping me. My life has changed so much because of them. “

The star ate only carrots and black coffee

This is not the first time that Alanis Morissette has mentioned her bulimia. In an interview with the American magazine Health, it was in 2009 that the Canadian singer revealed: “When I was a teenager, I was anorexic and bulimic. I was in the center of attention, and I tried to protect me from men who used their influence for personal gain, but I was too young to deal with it. Disappointment, sadness and pain hit me hard, and I let go of those feelings by damaging my relation to food. For a period of 4-6 months, I barely ate. I lived on very thin carrot toast and black coffee. ” Finally, it was at the age of 18 that the star recovered after a friend forced her to look in the mirror.

Pictured: Alanis Morissette 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year: Bob Dylan 2/6/15, Los Angeles © © Broadimage / KCS PRESSE

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