Sam Smith admits in a new interview that he has never struggled with his sexuality, but the same can’t be said of his weight.
In an interview with Australia’s version of 60 Minutes on Sunday (April 19), Smith has admitted that he has a love/hate relationship with food.
“Food has controlled me,” Smith said plainly before explaining that as a kid he would turn to food for comfort. “When I was at school and I wasn’t having a great time or when music wasn’t going very well, I would eat—eating made me feel better.”
But, no matter how good it made him feel, it didn’t feel the void. It just led Smith to be ridiculed by other kids, admitting that comments about his weight are far more hurtful than any homophobic slur.