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Posted 02-03-99

The Detroit News
01-12-99
Page A2
One graphic: Lucy Lawless' message to anorexics: "You think you're going to get respect, attention, blah blah blah, and it's quite the opposite."

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   'Warrior Princess' conquers bulimia

   Lucy Lawless, who battles evildoers in the show Xena: Warrior Princess, has a
blunt message for anorexics. "To any girls out there who are thinking of it, or
are just getting into it, just quit your bloody nonsense." Lawless says she is
actually tired of hearing about the eating disorder. "I've got to say anorexia
sort of bores me. You think you're going to get respect, attention, blah blah
blah, and it's quite the opposite." Lawless says she speaks from experience. "I
used to quite like bulimia. I used to think that was fun." Anorexics tend to
starve themselves and exercise obsessively, while bulimics typically binge on
food, then vomit or use laxatives to purge themselves.

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