AFL star Brock McLean reveals how he would make himself throw up during battle with bulimia

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Former AFL star Brock McLean has revealed his inner-demons after battling bulimia for a large part of his playing career. He also had issues with drugs, alcohol and suffered from depression.
Former AFL star Brock McLean has revealed his inner-demons after battling bulimia for much of his storied career.

The ex-Carlton and Melbourne midfielder opened up about his eating disorder on the ABC's You Can't Ask That, which will air on Wednesday night.

McLean often forced himself to throw up after treating himself to some chocolate or lollies, and was 'barely was eating anything' at the height of his career to meet club-imposed weight expectations.

'I suffered from bulimia for three-to-four years of my career,' McLean said on the show.

Brock McLean (pictured with sister Ellie) battled bulimia for 'three to four years' during his storied AFL career

'It is also a misconception [that] because players are making hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are not susceptible to depression.

'I suffered in…
Andrew Prentice, By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia
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