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You know is a former judge on American Idol and one of the most sought after songwriters in the music business but there's more to -- Dick Marty and -- -- now.
Now and a new.
-- reveals for long struggles toward success.
And been denying that I was creative and not really -- that much -- so they were all these things.
Swirling around my head and food became my craft has started to get depressed.
Food became sort of my drug of choice.
If numb me out and when I would start to feel something inside -- Okay -- is right now is a hugely talent -- carried the inquiry.
Haven't seen that yet sounds like wow that's some picture and what did you say when you saw the picture just now I said I was definitely eating a lot of chocolate cake and that connection that.
Yeah I was -- in your life well you know I.
I've style with my own.
Addictions and one addiction one of what's.
It was food that was really my my comfort what I used to know myself found in.
Luckily I found what what I love in life and it's my passion and it really helped me battle that I think that any time you have an addiction.
It's your body in your mind telling you that something's not right and you need to look at that and until you look at it.
It's going to be hard.
-- -- -- -- We've got over that -- you're an inspiration to a lot of young girls while some may be facing that same demons you -- in Chicago right now on Broadway yes I mean many people know that they view as a songwriter but I remember for American I don't know how to -- -- It's been a blast I mean it's such an incredible play you know it's -- it's -- Longest running American play your -- -- I am -- you know a lot in common Erica she's a survivor.
And you can bring that aspect of your personality especially being new Yorker to.
Well we did -- do it all goes back to food you say it's such toward work and it takes -- -- that takes such.
It's so grinding that you can eat pizza all day and still be fit with a great but now I can because I don't give -- Andrea but that's actually -- -- Yeah that's how well you know this thing is if -- -- I definitely love pizza and the only place to really have great pizza is near city.
And before when it -- used to be sort of my comfort.
It's now it's sustenance from me and I don't look at the same because I don't mean anything -- Kind of make me feel better -- feel good about my life I feel and you.
-- stepping in Chicago was the best place for -- that you know.
I'll let you know and let's let's and -- something else that's on your injured your heart the national drug facts week yes and Grammy foundation contest winner you're announcing a winner today we.
-- kicking that off that this week it's it's happening so.
There is a great song I think they're watching right now they don't even know they've won let's call like -- Phoenix.
And it is written by and Mandarin Hong and -- -- your announcing the winner right and I am just announced it.
He talks it raises awareness about drug addiction.
And goes into what these kids have been dealing with and how they they're overcoming it and we built the studios with the Phoenix house west LA music and and and me in the Phoenix house.
To give these kids a place to download their emotions.
Where -- where they're not judged.
Where the music inspires them to talk about things that sometimes -- wanna talk about in therapy.
And it's gonna give a shout out to the guy who runs a studio out there and making terrorist John -- you know.
He works these kids -- that's going out.
That's really nice it's great that you would announce on our program ahead and I was glad to see guys -- -- -- if you would like more information about the program go to our website occupants outcome and will link to Andre Agassi set that I am so glad that I decide to -- -- -- -- -- those same pants -- -- did.
Clashed I really.
Dressing room yeah that's yeah.
That's I had to -- little -- -- -- dressing -- it's like Steven Tyler pants -- and let's not let's just send it right -- Thanks missing a disease --
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