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March 13, 2006

Dennis Quaid Battling "Manorexia"

The Doc Holliday role scarred him:

Actor Dennis Quaid said he is getting professional help for what he calls "manorexia" -- the male version of anorexia.

In an interview with "Best Life Magazine," Quaid said his eating disorder apparently began in 1994 as he prepared to play emaciated Doc Holliday for the film "Wyatt Earp." He said he lost 40 pounds for the role and weighed only 130 pounds when shooting began.

He said at the time he was eating less than 600 calories a day, according to the report. Now, he sees fat in the mirror no matter how thin he becomes, the report said.

130 pounds. Wow.

Bizarre and, of course, sad. One of the best looking guys on the face of the earth, and he thinks he's fat.

Just Googling for dysmorphia, a psychological defect in the way one perceives one's body image (like anexoria), I found this entry for muscle dysmorphia, or "bigorexia," the belief that one's muscles are too small and scrawny.

Which of course most of ours are.

Gotta work on my lats. Some sweet lats and some nicely sculpted delts and maybe Daddy will finally hug me.

I'm a man, Daddy. Can you hear me? I. Am. A. Man!!!!


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