***Nicole Richie Finally Hospitalized**

  1. Richie Hospitalized

    [​IMG]Nicole Richie has checked herself into a private facility for an undisclosed treatment. According to a statement from Richie's reps, published on E! News Online, "She is working with a team of doctors and specialists whose focus is nutrition..."

    Nicole will undergo diagnostic treatments to determine why she can't gain weight. Recent photographs of Richie have created a buzz in Hollywood that she may have issues with food.

    Nicole's reps say "this is not a treatment for an eating disorder." The reps add that Nicole wants to deal with her weight issues in the healthiest possible way.
  2. From E

    Nicole Richie is taking a break from The Simple Life to seek help in her own life.
    The 25-year-old reality TV star is in an undisclosed private facility, her publicist exclusively tells E! News, "to undergo diagnostic treatment to determine why she's not been putting on any weight."
    "She is working with a team of doctors and specialists whose focus is nutrition," says the rep. "It is important to Nicole that she achieve this goal in a healthy way, [but] this is not a treatment for an eating disorder."
    Richie's treatment means work on the new season of The Simple Life, which will find Richie and recently reconciled pal Paris Hilton as camp counselors,is temporarily on hold.
    In a joint statement, show producers 20th Century Fox and Bunim/Murray said, "Everyone...supports Nicole and wishes her well. We consider her a part of our family and look forward to resuming production on The Simple Life when she is ready."
    Meanwhile, E!, which televises the series, added, "Nicole is an important member of the E! Networks family. We send her our very best wishes and look forward to working with her on the new season of The Simple Life." (E! Online is a division of E! Networks.)
    In recent months, Richie has addressed rampant tabloid speculation over her weight loss. Last spring, she told People that "stress" over her breakup with former fiancé Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein briefly affected her eating habits.
    In June, she admitted to Vanity Fair that she was working on her body image. "I know I'm too thin right now, so I wouldn't want any young girl looking at me and saying, 'That's what I want to look like,' " Richie told the magazine. "I do know that they will, which is another reason I really do need to do something about it. I'm not happy with the way I look right now."
    Then last month, Richie issued a statement vehemently denying a CNN report that she had begun treatment for anorexia.
    "Contrary to CNN's false accusations, I did not check myself into an eating disorder rehab," she said. "I don't know why or how this rumor started, but I am home, in L.A., and very happy. I do not have an eating disorder, and I don't know how many times I have to say it."
    The disputed report even led her father, Lionel Richie, to chime in on controversy, saying stress, not an eating disorder, prevented her from gaining weight. "Believe me," Richie told 20/20. "I've checked it out three different ways to Sunday. We went to a couple of doctors and the doctors said, 'Well, it's not an eating disorder. She's just—her nerves affect her weight.' "
    Hoping to silence her critics once and for all, Richie subsequently appeared on the Tyra Banks Show. When asked straight out if she suffered from anorexia, Richie replied, "Absolutely not. One hundred percent not. I am not anorexic. I am not bulimic. I do not have an eating disorder."
  3. ah. i feel bad for her
  4. I am so glad that she is getting help! She needs to take care of her health!

  5. I think its good and about time she took hold of her life and health
  6. This is a great step for her towards a healthier life.
  7. Super...this is really an important time for her.
  8. Hopefully they will be able to help her.
  9. I hope she gets all the help she needs! I really :heart: Nicole and I pray that she gets better.
  10. hope she gets back on track again =)
  11. Glad she's getting help, I hope she gets healthy soon.
  12. I'm glad she's getting help. Although, when her PR folks keep emphasizing it's not for an "eating diosrder" it just seems to keep perpetuating it.
  13. Hope she recovers soon! Love Nic!
  14. I'm glad she is finally getting help
  15. I'm not a doctor, but the denial has to stop before treatment of any kind will work, IMO. I'm really hoping this is her turning point. She has too much going for her to keep wasting away.