A life in the spotlight for Olivia Newton John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi has led to serious struggles including anorexia, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance abuse and body dysmorphia issues.
In a Doctors exclusive, Chloe speaks out on her ongoing struggles and shares how she’s doing today.
“I’m really happy. I’m stable and I’m in a loving relationship. I’m productive,” she says of current state, explaining that she’s continuing to work on music and in the fashion world.
She reveals that she is “really nervous” to come forward with her struggles, telling ER physician Dr. Travis Stork and plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, “The spotlight is easy for my mom, it’s not so much for me… I still have anxiety disorder.”
She says despite reports that she’s had plastic surgery on her face, she tells The Doctors, “she really hasn’t.” She admits that in the height of her body dysmorphia she had fillers injected into her face, but has since removed them.
Psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow also joins the conversation, saying that roughly 2 percent of the population suffers from body dysmorphia. He stresses that if you battling the body image disorder that you seek treatment, as 80 percent of people with body dysmorphia suffer from suicidal thoughts.
Chole explains that she has come forward in hopes of inspiring others suffering to realize there is help out there and that they are not alone. Watch the video below to hear more from Dr. Dow about the serious connection between eating disorders and body dysmorphia.