Taking to social media, the pop star bravely opened up his past struggles with body dysmorphia.

In an Instagram post, Sam said: “In the past if I have ever done a photo shoot with so much as a t-shirt on, I have starved myself for weeks in advance and then picked and prodded at every picture and then normally taken the picture down.”

The singer continued: “Yesterday I decided to fight the f**k back. Reclaim my body and stop trying to change this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and dad made and love so unconditionally.

“Some may take this as narcissistic and showing off but if you knew how much courage it took to do this and the body trauma I have experienced as a kid you wouldn’t think those things.”

The post was accompanied with a picture appearing to show Sam embracing his body, a courageous gesture symbolising his journey to recovery.

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