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Jackson was a bulimic!

entertainment Updated: Jul 17, 2009 19:24 IST

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Michael Jackson was suffering from bulimia before he died, a close family friend of the Jacksons has revealed.

"Michael was bulimic. It hit me when Magic Johnson was talking about Michael sitting on the floor with him eating Kentucky Fried Chicken,” Contactmusic quoted the pal saying.

He said: “Everyone thought that was a great thing at the memorial service, and it was. Only thing, what Magic - and everyone else - didn''t realise was that Michael then would have gone and thrown up all of that.”

The King of Pop allegedly ate large amounts of junk food before making himself ill just moments later.

The friend added: "He would down unbelievable amounts of things like KFC extra-crispy chicken - like a whole family-size bucket by himself - or a couple of large Domino''s pizzas or two or three whole Marie Callender's pies - and then go throw them up."

Apart from bulimia, there have also been claims that the legendary singer was suffering from anorexia.

Jackson died of an alleged heart attack on June 25.