Billie Eilish has achieved so much at such a young age. However, the journey to her fame and recognition wasn’t as smooth as one might think. Billie recently revealed her fear of being stampeded on during concerts and how she couldn’t always afford ways to protect her.
During an interview with V Magazine, Billie opened up about how she lacked security early in her career. Going on her first tour at just 16 she really underestimated her fan following. Later while going to ice skate with her friend, she received her first scare of a crazy fan mob.
“It was a nightmare and it scared the living hell out of me because I was just turned into this prop. I’ve never been so scared. It was like, a huge stampede. In those three months, I’d gotten bigger, but I didn’t know it until I was in that situation.”
Having no resources to pay for security the Bad Guy singer went on a lockdown to protect herself. She didn’t go anywhere or do anything after the traumatic experience. The stress of being a celebrity who was fangirled over by millions was way too much for a 16-year-old.
Billie has come a long way since that incident and has learned to go past her fears. The star was awarded seven Grammy nominations this year. She could be the first woman to win Record of the Year three times with a victory this year.
Now Billie has ample money in her bank account to afford a great security detail around her. With her fame catching on even faster these days we’re relieved to know that she can easily have access to people who can protect her from people.
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