Country superstar WYNONNA went public with her food addiction problems on CNN talk show Larry King LIVE on Sunday (19MAR06), to beat US tabloids to the scoop. The singer was trying to play down the 42 days she spent fighting her eating disorder in a Texas rehabilitation centre at the beginning of the year (06), but an upcoming tabloid article led her to tell all about her food battle. When family friend LARRY KING asked why she had chosen to go public with her rehab news on his show, she replied, "There's a tabloid story out next week and it just so happens you're here today. I trust you." Wynonna told King she has lost 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) since checking into rehab and she has been "abstinent" from sugar for 60 days, adding, "I don't get hungry... Newsflash, Wynonna's not hungry, ladies and gentleman." The singer also told King she's hopeful she'll beat her food addiction for good. She explained, "This heartbeat, this breath, this minute, I'm OK, and I live 12 hours at a time. Can I do it right now? Yes I can. Will I mess up tomorrow? I don't know, I'm not there yet." But Wynonna's recovery isn't easy: "I go where I know I'm safe. I don't go through drive-throughs because I know it's going to be too hard for me. I'm not quite there yet."