On her eponymous daytime talk show, Katie Couric revealed that she suffered from bulimia when she was younger. The revelation was made during an interview with singer Demi Lovato, who also suffered from the disorder.
“I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that,” Couric told Lovato.
The AP was at the show, and spoke to Couric about the decision to talk about it on-air.
During the hour, Couric said little more about her experience, which she had never before made public.
“I kind of hesitated to even bring it up,” she told the Associated Press after the taping. “But I felt that if I expect people on my show to be honest, then, when relevant, I owe it to people watching to be honest myself.
“I wanted to focus on my guests,” she said, “while acknowledging one of the reasons this issue is so important to me: I went through it.”