Sam Smith Reveals He Had Liposuction Aged 12, As He Tells Jameela Jamil Of Body Image Struggles

“I was so self conscious that it was affecting my mood and life everyday.”

Sam Smith underwent liposuction at the age of 12, the singer has revealed in an interview with Jameela Jamil.

Sam opened up about his issues with body image, detailing how he had the procedure to reshape after being “so self conscious” about the way he looked.

Speaking on Jameela’s new Instagram series, I Weigh Interviews, he said: “When I was a kid, I was chubby.

“I was so self conscious that it was affecting my mood and life everyday.”

Sam claimed he “had breasts” as a child, saying that doctors told him it was caused by the fact he was carrying excess amounts of the female hormone oestrogen in his chest.

“I had liposuction when I was 12 years old. That’s a big thing,” he added.

However, Sam admitted that the procedure “didn’t really change anything” as he “put the weight back on in two weeks”.

“I hadn’t figured out my relationship with food,” he said.

In the interview, Sam also told of how he still struggles with body image “every day”.

“Two days ago I had a full day where I was like, ‘I just have to sit alone I think.’ I’m getting so sad,” he said.

“I get very, very dark. Very sad. Recently I’ve been able to get out of those holes a bit quicker because of things like I Weigh.”

He added: “It doesn’t feel manly does it to talk about how I feel in my body every day, but that’s what I’m trying to fight against I guess.”

Sam recently documented what he called his “body trauma” on Instagram, posting a shirtless picture in a bid to reclaim his body.

He wrote: “In the past if I have ever done a photo shoot with so much as a t-shirt on, I have starved myself for weeks in advance and then picked and prodded at every picture and then normally taken the picture down.

“Yesterday I decided to fight the fuck back. Reclaim my body and stop trying to change this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and dad made and love so unconditionally.

“Some may take this as narcissistic and showing off but if you knew how much courage it took to do this and the body trauma I have experienced as a kid you wouldn’t think those things.”


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