Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > American Idol > American Idol 5

'Idol 5' runner-up Katharine McPhee credits show for life change

UPI News Service, 12/06/2006 

Singer Katharine McPhee, who was a runner-up on "American Idol," has credited the U.S. TV series with helping her overcome an eating disorder.

The 22-year-old, who lost out to Taylor Hicks during "Idol's" fifth season, recently confessed that her participation in the series helped her face her problems and seek treatment for her bulimia, "Entertainment Tonight" reported.

"After I made it through the first round of auditions, I knew I had to get better if I was going to go all the way," McPhee admitted. "In this way I can say the show literally saved my life."

The singer said that "Idol" ultimately pushed her to enter the Eating Disorder Center of California and deal with her potentially life-threatening problem.

"The therapists asked me if I was ready to let go of bulimia and I definitely was," she confessed. "Yes, I was scared, but I knew I had suffered enough."

The TV series said that McPhee admitted that since completing treatment, she has been able to avoid a relapse despite the stresses involved with being a successful "Idol" contestant.

Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Take Our User Survey

Page generated Wed May 25, 2016 22:56 pm in 0.84472990036011 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed

Page fetched in 0.85893297195435 seconds