Los Angeles: Beatles legend John Lennon was bulimic and suffered from food fetishes and obsessions, claims a new book.
`BackStage Pass VIP` alleges that Lennon was always hungry and loved to eat but "hated the feeling of being full" so he would often "force himself to vomit" after eating, Radar
"Lennon was confused about his obsession with food. He was surrounded by talented musicians, but many had drinking and drug problems ? so it was hard for them to see Lennon`s purging behaviour as extraordinary," claims author Debra Sharon Davis.
"One must also realise that at that time the public and the media were unaware of bulimia as an addiction and health risk which made it all the more frightening for John Lennon.
He literally had no point-of-reference on what he was experiencing," she added.
Davis said that Lennon, who was shot dead by a crazy fan in December 1980, "harboured food fetishes".
"For instance Lennon loved eating huge bowls of Rice Krispies with large scoops of ice cream on top. He enjoyed putting ice cream on everything when he could."
A journalist and pop culture historian, Davis` book offers never-before-heard stories of icons from Mick Jagger to Janis Joplin.