Ke$ha has reportedly checked in a rehab facility to seek treatment for an eating disorder.
The pop singer’s spokesperson confirmed that the 26-year-old had checked into Timberline Knolls near Chicago to receive some professional assistance with her problem. The statement, which arrived courtesy of The Associated Press on Friday (January 3), stated that she will spend the next 30 days receiving treatment.
Ke$ha said in the recent press release that seeking treatment in rehab was the best way to “learn to love myself again, exactly as I am.” The singer added that she’s a “crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I’ve found it hard to practice.”
Three days prior to the rehab announcement, Ke$ha released the music video for her latest single “Dirty Love.” The clip also served as the controversial pop singer’s directorial debut.
Ke$ha isn’t the only pop star to receive professional help at Timberline Knolls outside of Chicago. The New York Daily News points out that former X Factor judge and “Neon Lights” singer Demi Lovato also sought treatment for her troubles at this facility.
During an interview with Rolling Stone, Ke$ha said that she doesn’t have much creative control over her career. This admission was soon followed by the news that she was no longer working with The Flaming Lips, news that struck frontman Wayne Coyne as “sad.”
“I feel like my fans are really protective of me. They just want to see me grow as an artist, which I agree with. Hopefully in the future, I’ll be in a position where I can put out a ballad or a more vulnerable song,” Ke$ha told the publication during the interview.
“What’s been put out as singles have just perpetuated a particular image that may or may not be entirely accurate. I’d like to show the world other sides of my personality. I don’t want to just continue putting out the same song and becoming a parody myself. I have so much more to offer than that and I can’t wait till the world really gets to hear that on the radio.”
Once Ke$ha emerges from rehab with her issues under control, perhaps the singer can start taking more control of her career. Some fans went as far as to start a petition to convince long-time producer Dr. Luke to give the singer a bit more say-so in the studio.
What do you think about Ke$ha checking into rehab for help with her eating disorder?