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The Vamps’ James McVey details his body image battle when he underwent liposuction in his 20s

Honest: Vamps star James McVey, 27, opened up about his body image struggles on Monday when he appeared on Monday's Loose Women.

‘I starved myself, then I ate a lot to try and bulk up’: Vamps star James McVey, 27, reveals he had liposuction in his 20s as he describes his body image battle.

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Vamps star James McVey has revealed he had liposuction in his 20s as he detailed his struggle with his own body.

The guitarist admitted on Monday’s Loose Women that he was so consumed with his negative body image that he underwent the fat removal procedure, despite being underweight at the time.

The star, who has previously been open about her eating disorder, appeared on the ITV show to talk about the Digitally Altered Body Image Act.

Honest: Vamps star James McVey, 27, opened up about his body image struggles on Monday when he appeared on Monday's Loose Women.

Honest: Vamps star James McVey, 27, opened up about his body image struggles on Monday when he appeared on Monday’s Loose Women.

Body battle: James opened up on the show: 'I've had liposuction - I didn't reveal it until recently.  I went through it in my early 20s

Body battle: James opened up on the show: ‘I’ve had liposuction – I didn’t reveal it until recently. I went through it in my early 20s

Former GP Dr Luke Evans, now a Conservative MP, is bringing forward the bill in the hope it will help tackle the growing number of people struggling with eating disorders and self-esteem issues.

James told the show: “I had liposuction – I didn’t reveal it until recently. I went through it in my early 20s.

“I think I was about five percent body fat at the time, but I had breast tissue that I couldn’t get rid of, so it was an easy step for me to go for liposuction.”

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“We were on tour, I had to wear this stupidly tight vest. When I look back now in my 20s and think it was something easy for me, I never knew anyone who had any kind of cosmetic procedure.”

Struggles: While he admits he has had a decidedly negative relationship with food in the past, the former I'm A Celebrity contestant has a problem with being labeled 'anorexic'.

Struggles: While he admits he has had a decidedly negative relationship with food in the past, the former I’m A Celebrity contestant has a problem with being labeled ‘anorexic’.

Despite admitting that he had a negative relationship with food in the past, the former I’m A Celebrity contestant has a problem with being labeled an “anorexic”, saying:

“I’ve never been diagnosed with anything, so I hesitate when I see headlines that say I’m anorexic. I can look at it from a third-person point of view, that I have negative tendencies again.’

Detailing his problems before starting his music career, he explained: ‘I had problems before I went into the band, a bit in line with the stereotype of feeling under pressure, which was very sporty, sporty, unemotional.’

“When Instagram came out and these pictures of men in the gym were very ripped, it was even more so.

Brave: During his early days in The Vamps, the pop star admits he suffered from an eating disorder, telling the panel:

Brave: During his early days in The Vamps, the pop star admits he suffered from an eating disorder, telling the panel: “I had problems before I went into the band, I was a bit of a stereotype, that I felt pressured to be, which was very sports. , sporty, emotionless’

“I starved myself and then binged to try and bulk up. It made me a terrible person, it still affects me to this day.

“I assumed it would work itself out and I would grow up and get over it. Having no control over my life tour, I grabbed the thing I could control, which was my body.”

He then admitted that the turning point for him was when he met his now-wife: “When I met Kirsty, I had an ultimatum, either I didn’t go out with her or eat out, or I admitted my problems.”

Breaking point: The pop star, 28, admitted it was or happened when he met his now-wife:

Breaking point: The pop star, 28, admitted it was make or break when he met his now-wife: “When I was talking to my wife, when I met Kirsty, I had an ultimatum, either I don’t date her and I go.” not eating in restaurants or I acknowledged my problems

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