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Brave: she won fans during last year's Married At First Sight season, and now Melissa Walsh speaks frankly about her struggle with an eating disorder

& # 39; I lost so much weight that they wanted to take me to the hospital & # 39 ;: Former MAFS star Melissa Walsh, 54, candidly tells her fight against anorexia

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She won fans of last year's Married At First Sight season.

And now Melissa Walsh – who worked with John Robertson in the 2018 season, speaks frankly about her fight against an eating disorder.

In an emotionally raw Instagram post on Tuesday, the 54-year-old reality TV star revealed that she was struggling with anorexia as a teenager.

Brave: she won fans during last year's Married At First Sight season, and now Melissa Walsh speaks frankly about her struggle with an eating disorder

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Brave: she won fans during last year's Married At First Sight season, and now Melissa Walsh speaks frankly about her struggle with an eating disorder

& # 39; From the moment I was a teenager, I struggled with my body image … I had anorexia at the age of 15 and lost so much weight that they wanted to hospitalize me & # 39 ;, she admitted.

Melissa said her eating disorder came from a place of insecurity, where the journalist claimed she had trouble belonging.

& # 39; I hated the way I looked and always felt out of place and not good enough, & # 39; she confessed.

Fight: in an emotionally raw Instagram post on Tuesday, the 54-year-old former MAFS star revealed that she was struggling with anorexia as a teenager

Fight: in an emotionally raw Instagram post on Tuesday, the 54-year-old former MAFS star revealed that she was struggling with anorexia as a teenager

Fight: in an emotionally raw Instagram post on Tuesday, the 54-year-old former MAFS star revealed that she was struggling with anorexia as a teenager

& # 39; Only when I was much older did I realize how important it is to accept yourself as you are. & # 39;

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Melissa said she was talking about her struggle in the hope that it would help other people to deal with the same.

& # 39; I hate seeing young girls and boys struggle with their self-image and self-confidence, & # 39; she went on.

& # 39; From the moment I was a teenager, I struggled with my body image. I had anorexia at the age of 15 and lost so much weight that they wanted to hospitalize me, & she said

& # 39; From the moment I was a teenager, I struggled with my body image. I had anorexia at the age of 15 and lost so much weight that they wanted to hospitalize me, & she said

& # 39; From the moment I was a teenager, I struggled with my body image. I had anorexia at the age of 15 and lost so much weight that they wanted to hospitalize me, & she said

& # 39; Love yourself for who you are. Know that you are perfect the way you are and that there is so much more than you look like.

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& # 39; The moment we realize that this is when we find true peace and happiness. & # 39;

It is not the first time that Melissa has entered into a battle over her mental health.

Speaking: Melissa said her eating disorder came from a place of insecurity, where the journalist claimed she had trouble belonging. Shown with former partner John Robertson on Married At First Sight last year

Speaking: Melissa said her eating disorder came from a place of insecurity, where the journalist claimed she had trouble belonging. Shown with former partner John Robertson on Married At First Sight last year

Speaking: Melissa said her eating disorder came from a place of insecurity, where the journalist claimed she had trouble belonging. Shown with former partner John Robertson on Married At First Sight last year

Earlier this month, she revealed that she had also struggled with fear and saw counselors to help her through it.

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& # 39; Instagram is full of messages with a smile and laughter, but there is also a downside in life that sometimes makes us better & # 39 ;, she wrote on Instagram.

& # 39; I have struggled over the years with problems and doubts about self-doubt, seen counselors, and read many self-help and spirituality books to find answers. & # 39;

Trying to help: Melissa said she was talking about her struggle hoping it would help other people to do the same

Trying to help: Melissa said she was talking about her struggle hoping it would help other people to do the same

Trying to help: Melissa said she was talking about her struggle hoping it would help other people to do the same

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