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Amanda Bynes: "I Have an Eating Disorder"

The former Nickolodeon star says the media has exacerbated her body issues.


The limelight has not been kind to Bynes.
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By McCarton Ackerman


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Amanda Bynes isn't having the easiest time. The former Nickelodeon star has received a storm of media attention in the last year with a series of hit-and-run auto-accidents, a DUI charge that she infamously asked President Obama to appeal, and allegations of driving high. After recent reports surfaced that Bynes, 27, was suffering from a "mental illness," she disputed the claims on Twitter, saying she has an eating disorder which is aggravated by all the media attention. "They take pictures anytime I've gained weight then write a fake story!" she wrote last night. "I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin." She then posted a photo of herself with the caption, "Looking pudgy and I broke my nail." In a recent interview with Us Weekly, Bynes said "I gain weight quickly so I need to work out constantly." The troubled Hairspray star has become known for her erratic behavior; she was evicted from a NYC apartment earlier this year after neighbors complained of a smell of marijuana coming from her apartment. And two days ago, onlookers claimed Bynes was oblivious as she walked into oncoming traffic, nearly getting hit by a cab, twice. Friends of the actress say she has refused any help from them or her parents and has cut off all contact.

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