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Uri Geller Tells of Struggle With Food

5th July 2012

Motivational speaker and international spoon bender Uri Geller tells the Guardian how his difficult relationship with food inspired him to motivate others to overcome adversity.

His earliest recollection is a childhood experience in Tel Aviv, as he was poised to take a spoonful of this mother’s soup and his spoon started bending, then broke in half. “It's not electricity," he said. "Nobody knows what it is."

Uri has a dining room in which he's never eaten. "I fell into a cycle of eating and vomiting – killing myself slowly." Uri found the willpower to end the cycle in the 70s, and has since undertaken four hours of punishing exercises per day, which means he can consume 5,000 calories but stay thin.

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