Sam Smith shares shirtless pic amid battle with 'tricky body issues'

Sam Smith shares shirtless pic amid battle with 'tricky body issues'

Sam Smith has shared an inspirational shirtless snap amid their battle with "tricky body issues".

The 27-year-old singer, who rose to fame in 2012, took to Instagram to explain that the holiday season triggers difficult emotions about their body, but this year, they are allowing themselves not to feel bad if their weight fluctuates.

Smith hit the headlines earlier this year after coming out as non-binary. As per The Sun, the singer subsequently chose they/them pronouns.

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Smith captioned the image: "Christmas time is upon us. This time of the year always triggers tricky body issues with me."

"I love me some mince pies and all the trimmings, and I always find I gain a bit of weight during this time. I'm writing this out to you all, but also writing this for myself."

"Let's make sure we remind our bodies during this time that no matter what weight we are, we are deserving of love and acceptance. Let's love our fluctuating bodies."

They continued: "Look in that mirror and shower that reflection with Christmas kindness. Be super soft. It's an everyday struggle for me. You aren't alone xx."

In an interview with Jameela Jamil, 33, for her new body positivity series, I Weigh Interviews, Smith explained that they have struggled with their body image for a long time.

They said: '"When I was a kid, I was chubby... and then it would get worse and worse and worse and I was holding a lot of weight in my chest."

"When I hit 11 years old, I went to the doctor's. I was so self-conscious that it was affecting my mood every day. I had liposuction, I was 12 years old.

"At the time I think I was very happy about it. It didn't really change anything. I think I put the weight back on in two weeks because I hadn't figured out my relationship with food, so it didn't really change anything.

"But being 12 years old and having liposuction on your chest is quite a big deal."

However, the singer has now said that they are at peace with their body and shared another inspirational snap earlier this year.

They wrote: "Feeling bloated and gross after my flight so thought I'd post a mirror selfie of my sexy bloated boobies coz we are friends. Finally [sic]."