She’s on the road to recovery.
And now Kesha has spoken out about the eating disorder that drove her to rehab earlier this year…admitting that it was the ‘scariest time of her life.’
The 27-year-old has written an essay for Elle Magazine, describing how she felt pressure to be skinny because of her job as a pop star, leading to downward spiral of bulimia.
She wrote: “I felt like a liar, telling people to love themselves as they are, while I was being hateful to myself and really hurting my body.
“I wanted to control things that weren’t in my power, but I was controlling the wrong things. I convinced myself that being sick, being skinny was part of my job. It felt safer somehow.”
The Tik Tok star went on to admit that it took a lot of courage to admit the problem to herself and actually check into rehab… worried that people would think it was due to drugs or alcohol.
She wrote: “I worried about what people would think. I was here for an eating disorder – but I knew people would assume I was here for other things.
“I knew I was ready to leave when I’d gained enough confidence to get on a plane knowing there would be paparazzi at the airport at the other end.
“I was right – they were there. But this time, when I saw the pictures, I felt OK.”
The glitter-loving star is feeling a lot better now, and although she’s not fully recovered, she’s stronger than before.
She wrote: “I feel stronger now. Strong enough to admit that I need help, and strong enough to have faced it head on.”
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