Andrew Flintoff opens up about suffering from bulimia

Flintoff reveals bulimia battle
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Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff reveals that he used to suffer from bulimia during the early stages of his career.

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.

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