Sam Smith Reveals Why He Had Liposuction at Age 12

In a newly-released interview on Friday artist Sam Smith reportedly divulged that he considers himself to be “non-binary,” and explained how he came to this realization

In a newly-released interview on Friday artist Sam Smith reportedly divulged that he considers himself to be “non-binary,” and explained how he came to this realization

Asked by Jameela Jamil during the premiere episode of her new I Weigh Interviews Instagram series what gender labels mean to him, Smith said: "You do not identify in a gender".

In a frank interview with I Weight ambassador and actress Jameela Jamil, the 26-year-old explained that after having been "chubby" as a kid and too self-conscious to swim, he then developed "breasts" in his adolescence, which began to negatively impact on his mental health.

He said he was very happy about it at the time, but put the weight back on within two weeks, as he "hadn't figured out my relationship with food". "It didn't really change anything", Smith said. I think I put the weight back on in two weeks. "And then when I hit 11-years-old I went to the doctors". By the age of sixteen, Smith revealed, he was beginning to wear fur, leggings, and male make-up to school.

"I had liposuction, I was 12 years old", Smith continued.

"I had some terrible situations in school with guys". That was frightful. It was f**ked up.

In the interview, Smith also said that his body image issues are "the basis of all my sadness". No one treats me the same, ever. "I struggle with it every day".

And while his struggle with body image today is "the basis of all my sadness", Smith chose to speak out about his insecurities because he hasn't "really found many men talking about this".

"This holiday, I was like, 'I need to fight this because I can't live my life like this anymore. It took a lot for me to do this and I was so nervous, so please be kind haha", he wrote on social media. And it's a painful experience for me, since I was a kid.

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"I used to get my mom to write a note to the school when I was like 8 so I wouldn't have to go to swimming lessons". I've always had a bit of a war in my body and my mind. In October 2017 he said, "I don't know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man". It's always going to be a battle but I'm trying my best'.

Smith and Jamil also discussed a public fat shaming incident that Smith experienced a number of years ago where he was photographed diving off a rock in Australia. "It's something I still think about, but I don't think it is". It's something I still think about, but I don't think it is, ' he explained.

This is not the first time Sam Smith has opened up about his body image issues.

The singer revealed on Instagram last month that even recently, it's been a struggle to accept their body as it is.

"Yesterday I made a decision to fight the f- back", he continued.

Smith also talked about fame, and said that the things you have to sacrifice make it not worth it: "If I had the chance to do this all again, I would not do this...."

Addressing queer photographer Ryan Fluger, he said: "Thank you for helping me celebrate my body AS IT IS".

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