Is Miley Cyrus Cutting Herself?

Tue, April 3, 2012 7:20pm EDT by 89 Comments

Oh no. New photos of Miley show marks on her wrists that look like they could be cutting scars. We hope she’s not hurting herself, but four experts we consulted with agree that she may be cutting.

Miley Cyrus is looking great these days in between her pilates work-outs, but close-up photos of her wrists have raised serious concerns. The photo above of Miley walking her dog on April 2 looks like she has scratches on left wrist that could be scars from self-mutilation. We really hope that’s not the case.

“Based on the picture alone, those do look like cuts.  The location (on non-dominant arm, underside of forearm), the length of the cuts, the lines of the cuts, and the spacing all appear to be self-inflicted injuries,” says Lori Vann, Lic. Professional Counselor Supervisor in Dallas and nicknamed “Guru of Self-injury.”

And three other experts who often deals with victims of self-harm agree. “That looks like self-cutting,” says Dr. Jeff Gardere, chief contributor to HealthGuru.com. “It looks like it, we don’t know for sure, but it looks like old scars.”

“It looks like she has been cutting,” says Dr. Gilda,of Dr.Gilda.com, the 30-second therapist on Today.com, who does not treat Miley.

“Since we have not met  Ms. Cyrus, All we can say is that the injuries in the picture are consistent with other self-injurers that we, at S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® have treated,” Wendy Lader, President, Ph.D, M. eD, of S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES, an organization that provides help to end self-injurious behavior.

But why would Miley, who has so much positive in her life, be cutting herself?

“Why do girls do this? To take control over their lives when they feel their lives are out of control,” Dr. Gilda tells us. “Some women think that they deserve to bleed because they’re not in control of their lives.”

Of course, we don’t know that is for sure what’s going on, but we are very concerned. We hope stress isn’t leading Miley to self-mutilation. If Miley is blaming herself for anything — even the separation that her parents, Billy Ray and Tish had —  she could take it out on herself.

And she wouldn’t be the first young Hollywood star to engage in self-harm — her friend Demi Lovato was hospitalized in November 2010 for cutting herself and having an eating disorder. Dr. Gilda says she has seen friends copy friends when it comes to self-destructive behavior.

“I have seen girls mimic one another when it comes to cutting and to developing eating disorders and other things that seem to be fads for them,” she says.

Hollywood has seen other stars admit to cutting themselves including Angelina Jolie ,Megan FoxChristina Ricci,Courtney Love, Amy Winehouse and even Princess Diana, admitted to cutting. Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard has just published a book called, In The Water Where You They Can’t See You Cry, in which she chronicles her struggle with cutting and bulimia.

Miley’s rep told HollywoodLife.com “there is no truth to the story.”

Whatever the case may be, we sure hope Miley is OK!What do you think, HollywoodLifers?

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D.

Posted at 5:22 PM on May 5, 2012  

I got Miley’s back, and if she is she needs to talk to someone, I love Miley either way, and I hope everything’s ok. CYBER BULLYING NEEDS TO STOP! Mileys amazing and a fabulous actress, singer. She has the world at her feet so what’s bothering her.

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Destinie

Posted at 3:10 PM on April 26, 2012  

Those are cutting scars. They look just like the ones Demi Lovato had. She has become a lot skinnier. I miss curvy Miley. She showed girls it was okay to have them and even flaunted hers in a bikini. Now she’s skinny, and seeing her skinny is gonna make even more girls strive to be little. I do believe if she had a problem she would have told Demi considering there really close friends, and she went through the same thing. If she does have a problam all this dang Cyberbulling probally caused it. Miley’s beautiful, so SHUT UP and GROW UP!

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Just Saying

Posted at 10:36 AM on April 12, 2012  

Those are cutting scars on Miley’s arm and she hasn’t responded most likely because she is ashamed, ESPECIALLY after all the stuff that happened with Demi Lovato, who is a close friend to her and I’m sure if she is cutting that she is getting help for it, EVEN MORE SO if Demi has seen this, she probably ran to her rescue and is just being there for her. And come on i don’t particularly care for Miley but calling her a wh*re and sl*t aren’t nice and IT IS CYBER BULLYING. You should NEVER make someone feel that low. You DON’T KNOW HER. How would you know about her sex life? YOU DON’T. Stop bullying her, get over yourselves and GROW UP.

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Ally

Posted at 1:23 PM on April 9, 2012  

She is a stick. I like the old regular size curvy miley better. Is she even eating now? She looks like she is heading toward anorexia. She used to be so proud of her body and curves. I want the curvy miley back.

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Ally

Posted at 1:22 PM on April 9, 2012  

She is a stick. I like the old regular size curvy miley better. Is she even eating now? She looks like she is heading toward anorexia. She used to be so proud of her body and curves. I want curvy miley back.

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Adrienne

Posted at 1:14 PM on April 9, 2012  

What is she 12? She just wants attention. She just needs to get over it. You can’t always on top and maybe she just needs to find something else to do. I think there are a lot of other things that would be fun to do. Why would she want to spend her time cutting herself is crazy and a cry for attention. She is a role model to young girls so she needs to stop. She needs to stop being a attention wh*re. She needs to be thankful for everything she already has and realize cutting yourself is so stupid and point less it will not change whatever you want changed I thought she was smart enough to understand that. I think you are acting mental right now and need to step away from doing movies and films, find another career.

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nickie

Posted at 3:43 PM on April 8, 2012  

i hope she cuts deep enough.shes a worthless tramp.

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Harry

Posted at 6:48 PM on April 11, 2012  

You’re a disgusting excuse for a human being.

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melanie

Posted at 12:32 PM on April 14, 2012  

thats not very nice..but to me those do look like scars..miley please stop

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bicth

Posted at 4:32 PM on May 15, 2012  

ur a worthless tramp for thinking that!!!!!!!

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Sarah

Posted at 1:07 AM on April 8, 2012  

Who gives a ****. I hope she is cutting herself. She is a poser, attention seeking whore with no talent…

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Cierra

Posted at 11:23 PM on May 17, 2012  

Let’s hope your dumb a** isn’t ever going to go through something that results in you inflicting pain upon yourself.

You disgust me, and you’re nasty attitude makes you revolting and ugly.

Seek help.

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latrice

Posted at 8:59 PM on April 7, 2012  

ok so has anyone stop to think that maybe one of her dogs did it with there nails because some dogs have sharp nails and sometimes they can do that when they climb up on you are playing with you. PS> if you don’t know don’t judge

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Jenny

Posted at 5:40 PM on April 7, 2012  

I don’t want to call her an attention seeker cause in lots of cases it’s not attention seeking. But she has her sleeve rolled down to make it pretty obvious that she cuts on her arm.
If she was going to make it obvious as to show her own cuts, she should’ve at least rolled up her other sleeve to make it look like it was plain out hot outside.

Just my opinion.

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Jesse Lopez

Posted at 9:58 AM on April 7, 2012  

Guys quit critizing her. If she is then obviously she needs her fans LOVE AND SUPPORT. And if she is I wouldn’t blame her I mean look at all the hate she gets, if I was her I would do it too. So just leave her alone cause most of the hate she gets is just making it worse!
I will ALWAYS love and support Miley no matter what <3

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Robyn Rih

Posted at 4:53 AM on April 7, 2012  

I know someone who cutted her both arms. And it ISNT pathetic. She’s maybe not feeling well.. There’s no pathetic on okay!?

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c

Posted at 1:39 PM on April 6, 2012  

if she’s cutting she’s pathetic..

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bec

Posted at 8:59 AM on April 7, 2012  

um… no .
your pathetic for saying that. and it is people like you that cause things like this to happen. so back off.

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junebug

Posted at 8:38 AM on April 8, 2012  

i agree with “c” a little bit…. what can she complain about… it pisses me off so much to see starts do things like this if you have the money then get help there are people out here struggling to just to be normal and live. but your gonna waste your talent and the gifts you’ve been given on harming your self that is whats pathetic.

 
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Cierra

Posted at 11:25 PM on May 17, 2012  

You have no right, nor place, to tell even think you have the better idea for what Miley should be doing.

Attention seeker or not, cutting should never be pushed aside as an “oh well.” What the hell is wrong with you?

Let her complain. You’re obviously doing a lot of it too, mf.

 
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Whitney

Posted at 1:12 AM on April 6, 2012  

Non-dominate arm? Ugh… no Mileys LEFT handed, meaning the cuts would have to be on the right arm.

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me

Posted at 10:29 PM on April 6, 2012  

You don’t have to cut with your dominate hand.

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duh

Posted at 12:34 AM on April 7, 2012  

No. Her dad is left handed. Miley is right handed.

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person

Posted at 9:13 AM on April 7, 2012  

she’s both. she isn’t just left handed.

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google

Posted at 9:03 PM on April 5, 2012  

lets not ignore this, she must be cutting the cuts are on her left hand and majority of cuts are on the left hand because cutters use their right to cut, last time we saw a young teen star cut was demi lovato when we the pics her reps denied and she denied it herself and years later she came out saying that it was true and the reason why it is visible @jess is because cutters get used to cutting and sometimes forget to cover it miley needs to stay strong

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jess

Posted at 7:44 PM on April 5, 2012  

if she is seriously cutting, she wouldnt have it on show for everyone to see unless she is an attention seeking (which she probs is). self harmer’s dont do it for attention which is why it can go unseen for years. so no i dont think she is

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Jes

Posted at 6:39 AM on April 27, 2012  

It’s not like she smiled at the camera and pointed at her wrist. She looks like she’s going for a walk. She’s a person, not a God. She should have a right to do what she wants as a “regular person” and not be judged for everything. Especially when people go for walk, they don’t want to be bothered. Just because the paparazzi don’t know how to leave this girl alone, doesnt mean everything she does is for the public eye. How would you like it if you were taking a nice stroll through your neighborhood or going out for coffee and it goes viral with criticism and judgement from everyone? Seriously, give her a break.

And besides, Cutting isnt done for attention. It’s either means for for control because of stress (just like EDs ) or it’s “self-punishment”, an act of shame, an addiction, It’s done to help the person cope. And that is it.
Also, shes not wearing full length sleeves, and she could’ve forgotten about it.

So quick to judge. Sheesh.

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Smiler4ever

Posted at 1:08 PM on April 5, 2012  

I Just Hop She Isnt Cutting And That They Are Dog Scratches From Her Dogs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Smiler4ever

Posted at 1:07 PM on April 5, 2012  

I really hope they are nto cuts Anyway Miley Does Have Dogs And Dogs Do Scrach I Just Hop She Isnt Cutting And That They Are Dog Scratches xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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latrice

Posted at 9:02 PM on April 7, 2012  

that’s what i said.

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dumas1000

Posted at 11:41 PM on April 4, 2012  

Calling Miley a whore on some internet forum doesn’t make you a bully. It makes you a cyber-bully. A whore is by definition a woman who seduces married men. Miley has clearly never been in a relationship with a married man. So it’s actually a fact that she’s not a whore.

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blaize

Posted at 11:25 AM on April 5, 2012  

Or a person who has sex with people for money.

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blaize

Posted at 11:26 AM on April 5, 2012  

Which, again, Miley is not.

 
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georgia

Posted at 9:32 PM on April 4, 2012  

I hope you’re okay, Miley.

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omg

Posted at 3:27 PM on April 4, 2012  

OMG they even called in a doctor to aniliase the photo !!!!!!!!!! thats just wierd . thats how much u want to put miley off

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DON'T BE STUPID

Posted at 3:25 PM on April 4, 2012  

why can’t HL leave miley alone why does it matter to u wht she does she is just like us a normal person that wants her personal time just like everyone else SO LEAVE MILEY ALONE (P.S i love u miley)

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blaize

Posted at 2:53 PM on April 4, 2012  

They could be cuts that she made- judging by how pale and superficial they are, I’d say they were the cuts of someone who isn’t used to cutting and just recently started the habit- but they could also be something else. It’s common to get cuts like this from falling on asphalt or cement. This has happened to me a lot, and I would end up with similar-looking scrapes that eventually faded. They could also be from one of her pets (she has at least 3) jumping out of her arms. Sometimes when cats and dogs do that, each of their claws will leave behind a scratch. I counted the scratches on Miley’s arm- there are five lines. So that could easily be from a pet.

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tin2x

Posted at 4:17 AM on April 4, 2012  

i dont believe she did a cut with her self!!! just a marks and she love herslf :)
love u miley

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The Boy

Posted at 1:37 PM on April 4, 2012  

On Miley Cyrus & Chris Hemsworth & Selena Gomez & Thomas Jane & Michelle Burke & Jay Hernandez & Alexis Knapp & Austin Nichols & Demi Lovato & Liam Hemsworth & Ashley Hinshaw & Douglas Booth & Anonymous Woman

Celebrities can tell the diference between right and wrong the turth is sometimes when Celebrities can ask anything hollywood reporter in the world Besides to every one of them know as well as yourself what is their greatest moment ever of-all time they i’ve been often asked in the hollywood history she knows a lot being bullying by somebody that they even know about I know out there the 19-year old LOL Star and her friends knew already in life it’s not easy to be green like the puppet master would say to them.

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jess

Posted at 7:09 AM on April 9, 2012  

this makes literally no sense…

 
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tom

Posted at 2:21 AM on April 4, 2012  

I love har style I can’t. Tell she she du. By self no body wants gives self problem. I am sorry millygod blaze you all the time

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