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People Magazine Shares How Lindsey Stirling's Faith Helped Her Overcome Anorexia

YouTube star and violinist Lindsey Stirling is opening up about her past struggles with anorexia and depression, in the hope that others battling eating disorders will know they're not alone. 

Stirling is the highest-paid woman on YouTube, boasting over 1.2 billion views and collaborations with people like John Legend.

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"I want people to have hope," the musician, 29, tells Glamour. "I was 23 the first time I went to a support group. As I listened to the other girls talk, suddenly I didn't feel like a freak. You're told that it's an incurable disease, but I want people to see that I was deep in it – and that now I am out of it."

Stirling, who is Mormon, previously said that her disordered eating started when she left for college, at Bringham Young in Utah.

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For more from Lindsey Stirling, check out her fabulous albums, "Shatter Me" and "Lindsey Stirling--Deluxe Edtion."

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