Ke$ha Discusses Her Stint in Rehab for an Eating Disorder, Why She Felt Like a Liar with Her Songs, and More
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.10.2014
Ke$ha was able to regain her confidence in rehab…
Speaking to Elle UK (via ATRL.net), Ke$ha talked about her stint in rehab earlier this year, her issue with an eating disorder, and other rumors about insecurity and the pressures she faces as a female pop star. Below are some highlights:
Her thoughts when she took her trip to rehab: "Sure, I've written songs about partying, but my dirty little secret is that I'm actually incredibly responsible. I take my music and career very seriously, and certainly didn't land in this situation from partying. But I was cut off from the outside world and I imagined people making up stories at a time when what I really needed was support."
On the pressures she faces as a female pop star: "The music industry has set unrealistic expectations for what a body is supposed to look like, and I started becoming overly critical of my own body because of tha. I felt like people were always lurking, trying to take pictures of me with the intention of putting them up opine or printing them in magazines and making me look terrible."
Ke$ha on why she felt like a liar with some of her songs: "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."
Ke$ha on being OK after she left rehab: "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."