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Xena takes a stand against anorexia

Posted 02-01-99

The Times Union (Albany, NY)
By A2


Bulimia story From the AP release


   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," the New
Zealander tells the upcoming issue of USA Weekend.   Lawless says she is
actually tired of hearing about the eating disorder.  "I've got to say anorexia
sort of bores me," she said in the interview. "You think you're going to get
respect, attention, blah blah blah, and it's quite the opposite.''

   Lawless say 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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