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Sam Smith: It took courage to do this photoshoot

He is pictured on the beach with his shirt off.

Sam Smith told his fans that he had decided to embrace his fuller look (Ben Birchall/PA)
Sam Smith told his fans that he had decided to embrace his fuller look (Ben Birchall/PA)

Sam Smith has “reclaimed his body” for a new photoshoot.

The singer, 26, posted a snap of himself on Instagram with his top off, standing on the beach.

And he told his fans that he had decided to embrace his fuller look “and these curves” having previously starved himself before a shoot.

“In the past, if I have ever done a photoshoot with so much as a t-shirt on, I have starved myself for weeks in advance and then picked and prodded at every picture and then normally taken the picture down,” the Stay With Me singer wrote.

“Yesterday I decided to fight the f*** back. Reclaim my body and stop trying to change this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and dad made and love so unconditionally.

“Some may take this as narcissistic and showing off but if you knew how much courage it took to do this and the body trauma I have experienced as a kid you wouldn’t think those things.”

He thanked photographer Ryan Pfluger and added: “I’ll always be at war with this bloody mirror but this shoot and this day was a step in the right direction.”

Smith previously stunned fans when he shed weight, which he partly put down to “not eating like a pig any more”.

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