Date: 18th July 2008

Richardson Refutes Anorexia Rumours

Joely Richardson has laughed off media reports that she suffers from an eating disorder - insisting her weight loss is down to the aftermath of an operation.

The 43-year-old star was snapped looking painfully thin last year and was accused of suffering from anorexia - and was upset at the rumours.

She tells British newspaper the Daily Express, "I'd had a hernia operation, which had quite a long recovery period, coupled with really bad flu, so I probably did lose about 10 pounds."

Source: Press Release