Lionel Richie saddened by media's obsession with his daughter's weight

Lionel Richie says that he is aware of and upset by his daughter’sproblems with keeping her weight at a healthy level.

"Of course, I mean, what are fathers for if you can’t point the finger every once in awhile," Lionel told Access Hollywood.

Lionel’s daughter, Nicole Richie, is a constant fixture on the young Hollywood scene, as well as the star of the reality show, "The Simple Life." The 57-year-old R & B singer says that Nicole is mindful of her need to gain weight, as well as the media’s obsession with her small figure (reportedly a size zero).

"I think the good part of it is she is aware of it…She has heard this all of her life from me, so this just a continuation of the reminder."

Nonetheless, Nicole is not nearly as upset by the constant barrage of media attention surrounding her weight as her father.

"I’ll be honest with you, it hurts me more than it hurts her," Lionel said, "I must tell you, I’m the basket case."

Source: Yahoo News

Related Articles