Sam Smith is currently touring in New Zealand and Australia and appeared Sunday on the latter's 60 Minutes program for a wide-ranging interview about his career and childhood.
Smith says he was an out and proud 10-year-old and was always confident about his sexual orientation. Smith says his insecurities have always centered around his weight and recently lost 15 pounds in an attempt to take control of an emotional relationship with food.
"If someone called me fat that affects me way more than someone calling me faggot. I think just because I've accepted that. If someone calls me a faggot, it's like, I am gay and I'm proud to be gay so there are no issues. If someone calls you fat it's like, that's something I want to change. That's something I can change so that affects me more….From a young age food has controlled me….when I felt lonely I would eat."
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