Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Mary-Kate Olsen has an eating disorder!

Mary-Kate Olsen in Eating Disorder Rehab

 The teen star checks in to a treatment facility for a "health-related issue"

By Stephen M. Silverman, People

Olsen's spokesman did not specify her condition in his statement.

Mary-Kate has entered a clinic for treatment of an eating disorder, sources tell PEOPLE.

"Mary-Kate Olsen recently entered a treatment facility to seek professional help for a health-related issue," Michael Pagnotta, a spokesman for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who turned 18 on June 13, said in a statement Tuesday. "She is thankful for the encouragement and support of her friends and family who are with her every step of the way."

While Pagnotta did not specify what the health issue was, sources say the treatmentis for an eating disorder.

The sisters, who each boast an estimated net worth of $150 million and will enter New York University as freshmen in September, have been the target of public speculation about their weight. As they admitted in a PEOPLE cover story last month: "Being in the public eye, you're labeled that you have an eating disorder," said Ashley. "You have a drug addiction," said Mary-Kate.

Ashley, however, was quick to add: "We don't have problems! There's nothing to worry about."

Earlier this year, the sisters saw therelease of their movie New York Minute, and on June 7, the Olsens celebrated their graduation from Campbell Hall, a private school in North Hollywood.

1 comment:

catpower101 said...

This can be a very deadly disease!  Mary-Kate must be willing to open up about her problems school, sexual, every aspect of her life.  I recovered myself from anorexia when I decided to grow up and take responsibility for myself.  She can die from this!  She is also distroying valuable organs in her body, such as the heart, which I still have heart problems from. Please get well, if not for yourself, for all the confused teenagers watching!!!!!!!  Thanks.