Sam Smith opens up about past body image struggles in empowering post

goss 14/02/2019

Sam Smith has undergone a bit of a body transformation over the past few years. He's now opened up about his body image struggles in a new Instagram post.

The singer addresses his fears over a recent photoshoot in a post that has been liked and shared by millions of people.

You can read Sam's full message below...

"In the past if I have ever done a photo shoot with so much as a t-shirt on, I have starved myself for weeks in advance and then picked and prodded at every picture and then normally taken the picture down."

"Yesterday I decided to fight the **** back. Reclaim my body and stop trying to change this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and dad made and love so unconditionally.

"Some may take this as narcissistic and showing off but if you knew how much courage it took to do this and the body trauma I have experienced as a kid you wouldn’t think those things."

"Thank you for helping me celebrate my body AS IT IS @ryanpfluger (his photographer) I have never felt safer than I did with you. I’ll always be at war with this bloody mirror but this shoot and this day was a step in the right ****ing direction."

Beautifully written Sam, we're so pleased he's happy with the direction his journey is heading.