Penn State kicker Joey Julius revealed on Facebook Friday that he's back in treatment for an eating disorder.
This past October, Penn State kicker Joey Julius, one of the more popular players in the program, revealed to the world that he suffers from a binge-eating disorder. Julius also revealed that he'd entered treatment for it after missing parts of spring practice and summer camp.
Friday, Julius, who missed the team's spring practice and its spring game this year, posted a note to Facebook, explaining that he's back in treatment.
Hello friends and family. I just wanted to let everyone know since I have been asked a bunch why I was not at blue white or why I am not at school. I have been struggling over the last couple months with my eating disorder. It got to the point where I had to return to St. Louis to seek further treatment at the McCallum place. Recovery is a wonderful and beautiful thing that I am working on returning too. For anyone out there that has similar struggles I hope you too can seek help in some way. Your feelings should be completely validated and I wish you all the best in your search for recovery. Just as an update I am doing well and the treatment is helping. There is light at the end of the tunnel. It is just a very long tunnel. For my friends and family I would love to hear how you are doing and I am ready to talk to you guys. I love getting letters and have found some peace in writing them as well. If you want to send me a letter my address is 231 Lockwood Ave 63119 Webster Groves MO. Just to reiterate recovery is possible. I would also like to announce that I will be starting a blog here shortly and will upload the link soon. I wish you all a happy cinco de mayo especially to my baby sisters 20th birthday Abby Julius
Julius, who had a positive attitude about the whole thing, has been battling the disorder for 11 years.
Let's hope Julius is able to find the help he needs and get back on the field. We wish him the best.