Sam Smith: I had liposuction surgery at the age of 12

Sam Smith attending the Brit Awards 2019 at the O2 Arena, London.
Sam Smith attending the Brit Awards 2019 at the O2 Arena, London.

Sam Smith has revealed he had liposuction surgery at the age of 12.

The chart-topping singer, 26, said he developed “breasts” in his adolescence and was bullied over his shape.

He told Jameela Jamil, who launched the I Weigh body positivity movement, he had struggled with his body “his whole life”.

“When I was a kid, five or six, I was chubby and then it would get worse and worse and worse and I was holding a lot of weight in my chest,” he said.

“And then when I hit 11 years old I went to the doctors,” the Stay With Me singer said.

“I was so self-conscious that it was affecting my mood every day and my life as a teenager.

“I was holding a lot of oestrogen in my chest,” he said in the I Weigh Interviews series on IGTV.

“I had breasts. I had liposuction, I was 12 years old…. That was a big thing. At the time I was very happy about it.”

He added: “I think I put the weight back on in two weeks as I hadn’t really figured out my relationship with food.”

Smith, who stopped wearing boys clothes for a time, aged 16, and donned make-up, said his chest was the “basis” of all the “teasing my whole life”.

He added that if he could choose his life again, he would not be famous, saying “no-one treats (you) the same ever”.

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