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Dana Delany Talks Eating Disorder, Botox Horror Story

First Posted: 10/04/10 01:01 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:55 PM ET

Dana Delaney Prevention

'Desperate Housewives' star Dana Delany covers the new Prevention, and in the interview she talks about a Botox job gone horribly awry, struggling with eating and body issues and her new television series, 'Body of Proof.'

Here are a few excerpts, read the whole thing here.

On her eating disorder:

When I was a teenager and in my 20s, I had eating issues. I binged. I starved. I was one step away from anorexia--a piece of toast and an apple would be all I'd eat in a day. When I turned 30, my life got interesting and I stopped focusing on eating. Part of it was doing China Beach. I needed to have energy to work those long hours, and so I started eating more healthily.

On her current diet:

I don't like meat, so I don't eat it. I just prefer vegetables, tofu, and fish. And recently I was told by my endocrinologist that I am gluten intolerant. I'm not supposed to eat bread or pasta, which is really hard when you don't eat meat. But I'm trying gluten-free pasta, bread. It makes you less bloated and sluggish when you cut it out of your diet.

On botched Botox:

Something nobody ever talks about is doctor error. Seven years ago, I had never even heard about Botox. My dermatologist was saying, "You should try it." He injected my forehead, hit a nerve, and created a huge hematoma. The nerve has been dead ever since. It affected the muscle in my right eye, so my eye has started to droop a little bit. Now that I said this to you, everybody will look for it! I notice it more than anybody else, but I was symmetrical before and now I am not.

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