DWTS’ CHERYL BURKE SAYS SHE HAS BODY DYSMORPHIA

Cheryl Burke opened up about her struggles with body image throughout her professional dancing career during an appearance on the Hypochondriactor podcast DWTS’ Cheryl Burke Says She Has Body Dysmorphia: ‘Tell Me One Dancer That Doesn’t’ “Now that I’m sober, I have body dysmorphia because I’m a dancer,” Burke admitted on the show.

Body dysmorphia is described as a mental health disorder in which a person can’t stop thinking about a perceived defect or flaw in their appearance, according to the Mayo Clinic.

“I knew I had a problem when I was going back through old seasons and I was pretty skinny and yet I was still giving wardrobe hassle in our fittings,” Burke said.

Burke told Hayes and Wali that her “tipping point” with body dysmorphia was when her weight became a topic of discussion among others.

Though she loves dancing, Burke said on the podcast that she thinks she’ll struggle with her body image until the day she decides to retire.

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