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Zellweger lashes out at Elton "thin" comment

Thursday 19 December 2002 @ 2:50 - GMT

Renee Zellweger lashed out at Elton for saying she's too thin. The frail-looking actress claims she does not have an eating disorder, but lost weight on a gruelling film schedule, reported The Sun newspaper on December 18, 2002.The 33-year-old Chicago star said a serious bout of food poisoning may have started rumours that led to Elton's criticism.


Renee told the US TV show Access Hollywood: "It makes me sad. I can't control what people think. Elton is going to say that, and it's going to be read by many millions of people."

Elton spoke to the newspaper ahead of his gig sponsored by MAC at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, held in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

He offered little comment but said: "You've caught me sucking on a Strepsil. I've done nine gigs in 11 days. I'm off to Venice for Christmas with David and then to Nice. I can't wait."

[Ed. Strepsils are medicated throat lozenges.]

Don't Walk Away Renee - Thursday, December 12 2002 at 15:47:47

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