Amanda Beard confesses to cutting, bulimia and drug use


In her new memoir “In The Water They Can’t See You Cry,” seven-time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals how she has battled with bulimia and self-mutilation during her astonishing rise to the top. Struggling to cope with her parents divorce and her shot to fame at the age of 14, she began to battle with personal torments, only relieved when in the pool. Trouble with a boyfriend made her start cutting herself when in college, and then there was alcohol and drug abuse. Her book hits stores April 3, read more for instance on, MailOnline and Radar.


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