Gabourey Sidibe secretly underwent weight-loss surgery, and now the Empire star has revealed details for the first time in her new book, This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare. Sidibe also writes of her long battles with depression and bulimia. The actress, 33, shared an excerpt of the candid memoir People Magazine.
“It has taken me years to realize that what I was born with is all beautiful,” Sidibe writes in the book. “I did not get this surgery to be beautiful. I did it so I can walk around comfortably in heels… I want not to be in pain every time I walk up a flight of stairs.”
“I was in a war with my body for a long time,” Sidibe explains. “But I love my body now.”
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