Bassey Binged After Daughter's Death
DAME Shirley Bassey was forced to wear maternity clothes after her weight rocketed following the tragic death of her daughter SAMANTHA in 1985.
The BIG SPENDER hitmaker ate compulsively in a bid to stem her pain after the 21-year-old was found dead under a bridge in Bristol, England.
She says, "That was a terrible time.
"I'd wake up in the middle of the night and go to the fridge to get a bar of chocolate and a big lump of cheese.
"It got to the stage where I was having to wear a maternity dress."
And she credits therapy with helping get her life back on track.
"Eventually I checked myself into a clinic. It worked wonders, it was like a form of brainwashing.
"They re-educated me to be careful about what I eat."