«My periods stopped and things were getting out of control but I don’t think I really cared about what was happening to me,» she admits. «I felt so depressed at the time that I just wanted to waste away and disappear.»
«They sat me down in the clinic and were quite tough at first, spelling it out, ‘You’re destroying your body and if you keep doing this you will die.'»
But weekly visits to the hospital and therapy have helped Jade regain her health. She also says finishing school and joining Little Mix have gotten her back on track, too.
«I surrounded myself with friends and family…I didn’t want to be alone because when I was I’d start to think about things and get upset. It should have been a really happy time—my career was successful, ‘Black Magic’ was doing well, and we were traveling and performing. On the surface I was happy, but inside I felt broken.»
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Eating Disorders Association helpline at 1-800-931-2237.