Nikki Grahame determined to 'get her life back' amid anorexia battle
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 March 2021
Nikki Grahame's mum Sue has told how her daughter is determined to "get her life back" amid her anorexia battle, and she has been "overwhelmed at people's kindness" after friends and fans raised more than £65,000 to go towards treatment
Nikki Grahame is determined to "get her life back" amid her anorexia battle.
The former 'Big Brother' star's mum Sue has told how her 38-year-old daughter – who has battled anorexia since childhood – is "overwhelmed at people's kindness" after friends and fans raised more than £65,000 to go towards treatment.
Sue said: "I heard from Nikki this morning, and she said, 'Mum, please stress how overwhelmed I am at people’s kindness towards me. I just don’t get it. But I am so grateful'.
"She said also, 'Tell everybody that I am going to try my level best this time to beat this. I want to get my life back.' "
Sue also revealed Nikki's anorexia battle has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, such as the gyms being closed, and she felt "very cut off".
Speaking on 'This Morning', she added: "With COVID, it sounds crazy but stuff like gyms closing impacted her.
"In order for her to eat she needs to know she can exercise, so when they closed it was quite a worry, the isolation as well.
"I asked her if she would come and stay with me but she said she needs to be in her home.
"She felt very cut off and spending too much time on her own with not enough to think about other than food. That kind of took a grip.
"It all came to a grinding halt. Also for Nikki, she would muddle herself through the year knowing she's got friends abroad and she would visit them.
"She spent a lot of last year cancelling holidays."
Last week, Sue admitted she hadn't seen Nikki "this bad" during her 30-year battle with anorexia.
She said: "We’ve been on this road a long time, 30 years on and off, and I’ve never seen her this bad.
"I’m frightened that I’ll die and she’ll have no one to support her. I don’t want her to go through any of this alone."