USA Today’s Lifeline Live [via US Weekly] has new excerpts from an upcoming book by Tori Spelling in which she blames health and stomach problems for her very low weight. She also calls coverage of her tiny frame damaging to all the women who look up to her.
Tori Spelling’s wafer-thin frame has been the topic of much debate — and in her new book, TerriTORI, she reveals why she shed so much weight.
According to USA Today, Spelling, 37, blames swine flu, stomach pain, migraines and nerve problems for her weight loss. She says she had to take three rounds of antibiotics that caused severe stomach pain. “I’ve never had a great stomach, but (being ill) just completely tore up my stomach and broke down my immune system, and I’ve basically just been a mess ever since, stomach-wise,” she says. “It’s about rebuilding my immune system.”
Last year, tabloid rumors got so wild that it prompted the 90210 alum to declare last fall on Twitter that she weighs 107 lbs.
“I’m a role model for a lot of women out there, so I hate that they say these things unwarranted, without any research and facts,” she says. “I think it’s doing a disservice to women out there that look up to any celebrity.”
She says she worries “every single day” how the coverage will affect her daughter Stella, now 2, down the road.
“I’m so grateful that she can’t read yet,” she says. “I’m hoping they’ll let up on that by the time she gets old enough to understand, but I’m going to have to explain to her that this is what happens.”
Spelling — who recently renewed her vows with husband Dean McDermott, as Us Weekly exclusively reported – also weighs in on their marriage, admitting that things got rocky last year.
“We had problems that we never thought we would have,” she vaguely says. “We thought we had the perfect relationship. We realized we love each other, but the communication had completely broken down and a lot of our issues, honestly, came from parenting.”
[From US Weekly]
I can buy that Tori had serious stomach problems as I remember that she was hospitalized last year and then got all upset that Star Magazine claimed she had anorexia and weighed only 95 pounds. It’s ridiculous to get all indignant that people are paying attention to her, though, when that’s exactly what she’s striving for. The girl posed for bikini pictures for Life & Style and bragged that she’d gained 5 pounds! How then is it our fault that we’re interested in her tiny frame when she keeps sticking those razor sharp collar bones out at us and bringing up the topic?
Incidentally, Tori Spelling was supposed to be cohosting on The View today, but was replaced with soap star Kassie DePaiva of One Life to Life. Tori tweeted that she wasn’t feeling well and was “Throwing up bigtime!Thank u airline food.” After making it to NY, she had to miss The View as well as a scheduled appearance on The Today Show. Tori wrote that she called a doctor to come see her at the hotel and that he “thinks tummy virus. He wasn’t hopeful I’d B well in am but I’m a mommy! We always pull thru!” Maybe Tori really does have some kind of medical condition that is making her super skinny. There’s no excuse for her personality, though.