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Sam Smith reveals he had liposuction at 12 years old, says his body image is 'the basis of all my sadness' | Fox News

Sam Smith attends The BRIT Awards 2019

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Sam Smith revealed he got liposuction to help with body-image issues when he was just a kid.

“I had liposuction, I was 12 years old,” Smith said in an interview with Jameela Jamil on Friday’s episode of her Instagram series “I Weigh Interviews.” “At the time I think I was very happy about it. It didn’t really change anything. I think I put the weight back on in two weeks because I hadn’t figured out my relationship with food, so it didn’t really change anything. But being 12 years old and having liposuction on your chest is quite a big deal.”

The “Stay With Me” crooner said he has been self-conscious for as long as he can remember, and used to get bullied because he “had breasts.”

And while his struggle with body image today is “the basis of all my sadness,” Smith decided to speak out about his insecurities because he hasn’t “really found many men talking about this.”

“Especially no well-known men,” he said. “Even doing this chat feels kind of weird, because guys don’t speak about this that much on a big scale.”

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