Last year, Empire Star, Gabourey Sidibe, underwent weight-loss surgery, and she opened up about the experience — and her battle with depression, anxiety and bulimia — for the first time in her new memoir, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare, excerpted exclusively in the latest issue of PEOPLE, where she confesses, she loves her body now.
“I just didn’t want to worry,” Sidibe revealed of her decision to get laproscopic bariatric surgery after she and her older brother Ahmed, 34, were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
“I truly didn’t want to worry about all the effects that go along with diabetes. I genuinely [would] worry all the time about losing my toes.”
An Excerpt from her memoir: