Former Spice Girls singer, Geri Halliwell, says fellow Brit Robbie Williams saved her life.

Geri Halliwell has spoken out about her long battle with eating disorder bulimia nervosa. She says that the disorder which sees sufferers binge eat before purging themselves of food got so bad she thought she would die.

“I was worried I’d get fat. I would binge and then felt fatter and would make myself sick. It was awful,” she says. “Robbie knew about my bulimia and he advised me to get help. He told me to go into rehab and that possibly saved my life. The bulimia would have got worse without it. I will always be grateful to him, always.”

The 37-year-old British star – who quit the Spice Girls in 1998 – says she bonded with Robbie because he understood her situation, having struggled with his own problems when he left Take That in 1995.

Speaking on British TV show ‘Piers Morgan’s Life Stories’, she explained: “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.”

If you or anyone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, get help at http://www.eda.org.au

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