Cheryl: It's nice people are concerned about my weight but there is no need to be, I'm completely well and happy
Published 15/08/2015 | 13:20
Her weight has become the subject of intense scrutiny since the X Factor Auditions kicked off, but Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is adamant that she is healthy and well.
The 32-year-old opened up about her weight in an exclusive interview with The Mirror.
"No, I'm not anorexic," she told the outlet. "It all started with a girl on Instagram calling us a bag of bones."
"At the time I was thinking people are so quick to judge without thinking, 'Is there a reason why this person might be like that?'"
"Right now I feel we are facing a lot of body issues in general," the former Girls Aloud star lamented.
"Girls are expected to have big booties, thin legs, and it's impossible."
The star, who married entrepreneur Jean-Bernard Fernandez Versini in a surprise ceremony lasts summer, insists that her thin frame is down to her hectic work schedule.
"I work 12 to 14 hours a day. I don't even have time at the moment to exercise - and I don't need to either."
"It's nice that people are concerned, but honestly there's no cause for concern. You can see I am completely and utterly well and happy."
The Geordie singer has been in the limelight for almost 15 years, after being catapulted to fame during Popstars: The Rivals.
During this time, she has witnessed countless column inches being devoted to her personal life, particularly amid the break up of her marriage to cheating footballer Ashley Cole.
"I got to the point where I was tired of all the rubbish being written about me so I wrote a book and put everything in that. Since then, it feels like a new start and I've been more open," she said.
"Fame is absolutely not normal by any stretch of the imagination. It's a weird world, one you can't understand unless you've experienced it. I've stopped expecting people to understand it."