Penn State K Joey Julius announces that he’s still struggling with eating disorder

Last year, Penn State kicker Joey Julius announced to the world that he battled with an eating disorder.

That sent him to McCallum Place in St. Louis for treatment, which helped him get healthy and back on the field. His battle also received off-the-field attention from national media outlets, including Good Morning America.

Julius announced this weekend that he has been struggling with his eating disorder the last couple months and that he returned to the McCallum Place to seek further treatment.

Julius, who became an internet sensation for his hard-hitting ways last year, said that he has not been at school the past few weeks. He was not at Penn State’s spring game, either.

In the post, Julius opened up about his struggles and said that he plans on starting a blog about his experience.

Here was the entire message that Julius posted on Facebook:

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

Here’s hoping Julius can overcome his disorder and get back to laying out kick returners:

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