Billie Piper considered suicide during her oversexualised years which lead her to hide her body in baggy clothes

Posted on Feb 5 2018 - 1:17am by admin

Billie Piper attends The Olivier Awards 2017 at Royal Albert Hall Billie Piper has spoken about considering killing herself [Getty]

Actress Billie Piper first became a household name because of her singing career.

However, years before the Doctor Who star was gracing our TV screens, she was trying to break America as a pop star.

But at the age of 16 the now mother of two struggled to cope Stateside and considered killing herself to make her problems stop.

Billie Piper attends The Olivier Awards 2017 at Royal Albert Hall The actress is in a better place now, but feels she was oversexualised [Getty]

In her 2006 autobiography, Growing Pains, she revealed how in 1999 during a promotional tour of the US she was made to dress in next-to-nothing outfits and would be at the mercy of lecherous DJs pawing at her.

At age 16 she developed an eating disorder and for six months her daily diet was Marlboro Lights cigarettes, coffee and three nuts if she felt she may pass out.

Sat alone in a hotel room in Chicago with a bottle of sleeping tablets, Billie contemplated taking her own life.

Billie Piper wearing baggy clothesBillie Piper used to wear baggy clothes because of how she felt about herself [Getty]

She wrote in her book: “I was out of control, living on other people’s schedules, I didn’t want any of it any more, but I couldn’t get out of it.

“It dawned on me there was one way out. Kill myself. Make it stop.”

Speaking to The Sunday Times magazine Style, Billie said: “The oversexualised years. I think that’s why, for so long, my desire to hide my body in baggy clothes took hold.

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“I like girl’s clothes now because I feel in a better place, but the hangover from that time lasted a while.

“I think I’m in a good place now, or at least a juncture.”

Billie is staring in BBC Two drama Collateral, which starts Monday 12 February.

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