Sam Smith is getting candid about his previous struggles with physique picture.
The 26-year-old singer took to Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a shirtless pic of himself on the seaside with a strong caption about having “braveness.”
“Prior to now, if I’ve ever finished a photograph shoot with a lot as a T-shirt on, I’ve starved myself for weeks upfront after which picked and prodded at each image after which usually [have] taken the image down,” he started. “Yesterday I made a decision to battle the f**ok again. Reclaim my physique and cease attempting to alter this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and pop made and love so unconditionally.”
“Some could take this as narcissistic and exhibiting off however if you happen to knew how a lot braveness it took to do that and the physique trauma I’ve skilled as a child you would not assume these issues,” he continued, thanking the photographer. “Thanks for serving to me rejoice my physique AS IT IS @ryanpfluger I’ve by no means felt safer than I did with you. I will at all times be at warfare with this bloody mirror however this shoot and today was a step in the appropriate f**king path.”
“Once I was taking pictures my first music movies, I simply wasn’t proud of the best way I regarded, so I used to be attempting to regulate the best way the digital camera moved. I obtained a bit obsessive,” he confessed. “I used to be continually trying within the mirror, pinching my waist, weighing myself every single day. Now, I’ve gotten to a spot the place I actually love my stretch marks and I simply take pleasure in my physique.”
“My job could be very self-indulgent: I’ve to hearken to my voice each day, I make selections on what tour posters or album covers appear to be, I take a look at my face whereas sitting within the make-up chair. I get type of sick of myself, so I belief my group,” she added. “However my physique picture is at all times going to be a difficulty. I have to continually practice myself to observe the appropriate kind of movies, to not take a look at sure adverts and assume that’s how my abdomen ought to look. It’s one thing that I’m combating every single day. I feel males ought to speak about it extra.”
Learn the complete highlights from the interview right here, and watch the video under for extra on Smith.