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Debbie Gibson responds to criticism about her weight

Debbie Gibson responds to criticism about her weight

'80s pop star Debbie Gibson is responding to criticism over her skinny stature. Gibson looked very thin in an Instagram photo she posted a couple of weeks ago, sparking rumors and speculation. But the singer explains that she's lost a lot of weight because she's battling Lyme disease.

Gibson says, "I feel compelled to address a health-related issue I have been dealing with. Last year, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. It is an elusive disease that disguises itself as many other things and creates a lot of pain and discomfort along the way." The 43-year-old says the disease has affected her diet and for a long time she wasn't able to eat certain foods. She became gaunt and very sick but is finally undergoing treatment and is improving. (NY Daily News)

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