Kesha has spoken out about her eating disorder. Recalling her struggles with anorexia, the singer says that she was in a “dark place” before she went to a rehab treatment facility, reported the Daily Mail.
At 28, Kesha (previously known as Kesha Rose Sebert before she followed Cher and Madonna in using only one name) remembers starving herself when she had anorexia. And the compliments that she received about her weight loss made it seem as if being so thin was actually a positive attribute despite her negative feelings.
“I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. It’s been quite a journey. I went to a dark place. There was a lot of not eating—and I started to think being hungry to the point of feeling almost faint was a positive thing.The worse it got, the more positive feedback I was getting. Inside I was really unhappy, but outside, people were like, ‘Wow, you look great.'”
Now, since rehab, Kesha has learned to exercise, do meditation, and feed herself with nutritional choices,
“I surround myself with positive people. I run a few miles on the beach every day, and I got into Transcendental Meditation to try to find some peace in my crazy life,” she revealed.
In addition to Kesha’s eating disorder revelation, Portia de Rossi recently revealed her own battle with bulima, as the Inquisitr reported.
Although Portia is now 42, she reveals that her eating disorder began when she was only 12 years old. It took years for her to recover, and she primarily struggled on her own.
On the other hand, when Kesha went into rehab to be treated for an eating disorder, her mother joined her, reported People.
“I’m checking myself into Timberline Knolls today for post-traumatic stress disorder, at Ke$ha’s urging,” revealed Pebe Sebert.
The 57-year-old concerned mom also revealed that she blames her daughter’s producer, Dr. Luke, for her eating disorder. Pebe alleges that Dr. Luke called Kesha a “refrigerator” and pressured her to slim down. Dr. Luke denies those allegations.
However, Sebert said that the stress from the situation caused her emotional distress.
“This whole Dr. Luke thing has almost torn our family apart and taken over my life, and Ke$ha wants me to heal along with her….I’m checking myself [into rehab] for post-traumatic stress disorder, at Ke$ha’s urging,” added Pebe.
Kesha revealed that her goal in seeking treatment was simple.
“[I am] seeking treatment for my eating disorder… to learn to love myself again. Exactly as I am.”
In addition to changing her eating habits, Kesha has changed her style since recovering from her eating disorder, she told Vogue.
“I really wanted to make a change—be more raw and real,” she declared. “I wanted to be more confident in myself—embrace every inch of my body—not try to cover up with makeup.”
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