10 Celebs Whose Extreme Diets Almost Killed Them

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2. Dennis Quaid

Sixty year old Dennis Quaid has had a successful career in Hollywood, starring in hit films like “The Parent Trap” and “The Rookie.”

He also played the role of Doc Holliday in “Wyatt Earp,” shedding 40 pounds in order to get into character.

The character of Doc Holliday was dying of tuberculosis, so Quid was forced to lose the weight in order to capture the gaunt look of a man near death.

Unfortunately, Dennis took his efforts too far and found him in the midst of a battle with anorexia.

In a 2006 interview with “People Magazine,” Dennis stated that during this time he dropped to a shocking 138 pounds, but when he looked in the mirror, he still saw a 180 pound man.

He explained that his arms were so thin that he wasn’t able to pull himself out of a swimming pool. Although the weight loss for this particular film was temporary, Dennis states that the mentality stayed with him, and for many years he obsessed about calories and how much he exercised.

His problems with anorexia are now gone, and Dennis appears fit and trim, which is a far cry from his past experiences with dangerously low weight.

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