Gaming YouTuber Bravely Opens Up About His Struggles With Bulimia

5 October 2016, 13:54 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:21

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

Adam was so brave to tell his story.

YouTube is widely praised as a platform in which people can be whoever they want, as often as they want, in front of a camera with a potential audience of millions. However, because of this "online life", it's not hard to believe that there are some things that effect creators in their personal life, such as their mental health and physical appearance. This became evident when popular gaming YouTuber SkyDoesMinecraft admitted to suffering with Bulimia Nervosa.

Sky, otherwise known as Adam Dahlberg, confesses that the reason he has looked "so tired and exhausted" in videos recently, in addition to only posting highlight clips on his channel, is because he has been suffering with Bulimia for the past two years and finally checked himself into a "wellness hospital". In the video below, Adam explains more about why he was in the hospital to help fans currently worrying about his health:

Adam opened up about his Bulimia in a series of tweets back in September that pretty much came out the blue. We will post his message in its entirety as we feel his explanation of events and mental health is far more significant than anything we could ever say;

“I’ve been suffering from a mental eating disorder called Bulimia Nervosa. I’m currently at a wellness hospital for a while to help me… It’s ironic because the fat jokes and sh*t are whatever, and I can handle the criticism. but recently it’s just gotten so out of control… My teeth are falling apart and I’m puking blood. I honestly don’t know why I even do it anymore… And this is so hard to talk about because as a man I feel like it was so hard to admit I had a problem or show weakness in this field… I’m gonna try and get back to videos soon, but I need to take some time to myself. I just want to be normal again… I really appreciate all of the support guys. This was so hard to say, and I’m crying from all these kind words. It really means a lot to me.”

Since this announcement, Adam has been open about his disorder to his fans, and recently tweeted an update on his recovery, saying that he had gone "a week without succumbing". Good luck Adam, thanks for being so brave and speak candidly to your fans about this disorder.


If you've been affected by this story and want to know more about Bulimia Nervosa check out THIS link to read more on the eating disorder.