‘I was injecting myself’ Jojo went to SHOCKING lengths to lose weight

JoJo has opened up about the extreme lengths she went to in the early 2000s to lose weight. 

In an interview with Popsugar, the 25-year-old revealed that she felt such an intense pressure to lose weight, and she even began injecting herself with supplements. 

The pop star also admitted to undergoing a very strict and unhealthy diet, telling Popsugar that she "ate 500 calories a day."

"I was injecting myself, it makes your body only need certain calories, so I ate 500 calories a day. It was the most unhealthy thing I've ever done."


JoJo did not elaborate on the injections, but stated that she was roughly 17 when it all began, and she was no longer under her mother's management.

She explained her reasons for doing the extreme diet, highlighting the pressure she felt about her career and success. 

 "I felt like, 'If I don't do this, my album won't come out'." 


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JoJo has since gained back the weight she lost, and is happy about that, claiming that she no longer feels the pressure to follow other people. 

"What you think about yourself and the decisions you make is what's most important!"

We could not agree more! 

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