Billie Eilish opened up about her struggles with body image and body-shaming comments which started long before her career began.
She further revealed why her close ones got worried about the tank top image of hers last year.
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“I think that the people around me were more worried about it than I was because the reason I used to cut myself was because of my body,” she told sources. “To be quite honest with you, I only started wearing baggy clothes because of my body.”
The ‘Therefore I am’ singer further revealed that she started taking ‘weight loss’ pills when she was just 12 years of age. Her lifestyle and relationship with her body wasn’t healthy.
The 19-year-old added: ‘I was really, really glad though, mainly, that I’m in this place in my life, because if that had happened three years ago, when I was in the midst of my horrible body relationship – or dancing a ton, five years ago, I wasn’t really eating. I was, like, starving myself. ‘
She continued to say, ‘I remember taking a pill that told me that it would make me lose weight and it only made me pee the bed – when I was 12. It’s just crazy. I can’t even believe, like I – wow. ‘
The top listed singer was discovered and garnered fame at the age of 14 with her single ‘Bad Guy’ which proved to be a hit globally. She is currently on top charts around the world.
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In the last year, she scored five Grammys, went multiplatinum eight times, released the new Bond theme, and was forced to cancel a world tour. Then, she turned 19.
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