Greg DeMarco and Patrick O’Dowd interviewed former WWE developmental Diva Skyler Moon (a/k/a Buggy Nova). In it, she discusses going to rehab for her eating disorder.
“I mentioned before I have an eating disorder. I went to treatment because I was killing myself. … Nothing else matters. … My disease is dealing with food, or no food, or too much exercise. … I was miserable and I was dying… It was either treatment or dead. … I made the decision [to go]. I knew I couldn’t give my best performance. … I couldn’t do this by myself. I needed help. I needed to put my life on hold, I needed to swallow my pride, throw my hands up in the air and say ‘Hey, I need help with this, I don’t know what else to do.’ I had to check my ego at the door and allow other people to help me with my life. … Rehab is awesome, and I wish I could give everyone who needed that opportunity, or wanted that opportunity, I wish I could give that to them. … I don’t know where I’d be without it.”
“When WWE offered me the contract one of my first thoughts was that I could bring more awareness to it. … Have more opportunities to do more fundraising/awareness work. Eating disorders today is so taboo, no one wants to talk about it. Especially with guys. … And there’s options. It doesn’t have to own you. … My eating disorder owned me, it controlled my life, it told me what to do. In a short period of time, too. … I just want people to talk about it, don’t be ashamed about it. It’s more common than you think. There is help out there. If I can help someone, then it’s all worth it.”
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