"I guess it was like my addiction, right?" the 34-year-old explained. "I never did drugs, but kinda doing things to myself was my addiction. It's like when I got offstage, I was on this high, and I'd come back to my room and I'd be alone, so I would just do things. My bulimia was my addiction. Hurting myself was my addiction."
She continued, "It's embarrassing. I never spoke about it… I really was so disgusted with myself," adding, "I hated myself.”
"Like I said, I never want to play a victim,” Nicole concluded, “and I never wanted my family to hear about things from me because I think it would break their heart, you know?"
Scherzinger exited the US version of “The X Factor” earlier this year and is now a judge on the UK edition.