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- Posted on Mar 6th 2012 2:28PM by Theo Spielberg
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According to RadarOnline.com, Davis details Lennon's eating disorder in her new book 'BackStage Pass VIP.' The author claims that despite a great fondness for food, Lennon "hated the feeling of being full" and would force himself to vomit after meals.
"Lennon was confused about his obsession with food," Davis said. "Lennon was surrounded by talented musicians, but many had drinking and drug problems -- so it was hard for them to see Lennon's purging behavior as extraordinary. One must also realize that at that time the public and the media were unaware of bulimia as an addiction and health risk -- which made it all the more frightening for John Lennon. He literally had no point-of-reference on what he was experiencing."
The book also contains interviews with Harry Nillson, Lennon's close friend who took part in the drug-and-alcohol-fueled 18 months in Los Angeles that the Beatle would later dub the "lost weekend."
"John and I were having a heart-to-heart. Then all of a sudden John went off about how powerful men had ravenous appetites and wanted to swallow the world whole," Nillson remembered. "And he thought that was why he had this horrible problem – being hungry all the time and overeating. He said he often fantasized about large quantities of 'forbidden' foods.' He said food was 'sacred' to him and it frightened him. He saw it as 'a great weakness' and he referred to it as 'a lack of discipline.'"