Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has revealed that he used to suffer from bulimia.
The 34-year-old, who retired from all forms of cricket in 2010, has slimmed down since he began training for his boxing debut earlier this year.
"I used to be a really skinny kid, I used to be tall and skinny and I didn't drink, I didn't do much," the Daily Mail quotes Flintoff as saying. "Then I started putting weight on. My lifestyle was great, granted, when I started living on my own. I got to about 19-and-a-half to 20 stone.
"It was all a bit deeper than that because to lose the weight, I wasn't really sure how to go about it. I started being sick, I was sick a lot. I would eat and I would be sick.
"I would be doing it myself. I would put my fingers down my throat and everyone within the team hierarchy thought it was great because I was losing weight."
Meanwhile, Flintoff's opponent for his first bout in the ring is due to be announced this week.