Sam Smith has opened up about struggling with his weight from childhood in a new interview.

The musician was interviewed by actress Jameela Jamil for her I Weigh interview series.

'The Good Place' star spearheads I Weigh, which is an online movement to combat body-shaming.

Sam Smith talked about being too shy for years to take off his shirt to go swimming. He also opened up about getting liposuction to remove weight from his chest.

Smith admitted "I struggle with it every day" and talked about being bullied for his weight.

He also discussed the links between weight and depression: "Two days ago I had a full day where I was like “I just have to sit alone I think.” I’m getting so sad."

He added: "I get very, very dark. Very sad. Recently I’ve been able to get out of those holes a bit quicker because of things like I Weigh."


Last month, Sam shared an body positivity Instagram post in which he posed topless.

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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 fuck 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 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 fucking direction 👅🤘🏼🍑

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