Billie Eilish is certainly one of the best singers in the music industry right now and for good reason. At only 20 years of age, she has already made her mark in the industry and the sky is truly the limit for her. However, she has her own demons to deal with and recently opened up about them.
Last year, the singer came under fire as an old video resurfaced, where she could be seen mocking ethnic accents before using the Asian slur word “c***k” to describe Asian people.
Eilish would, later on, apologize for the same and the issue ended there. The young singer has always been open when it came to battles with depression, body image standards.
While speaking on the new season of David Letterman’s Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Billie Eilish detailed her exhausting struggles with Tourette’s Syndrome. Talking in accents and repeating phrases is a part of Tourette’s Syndrome, something she does, but tics come in different varieties.
“If you film me for long enough, you’re going to see lots of tics. I don’t care. It’s really weird, I haven’t talked about it at all. The most common way people react is they laugh, because they think that I’m trying to be funny. They think I’m [ticcing] as, like, a funny move… And I’m always left incredibly offended by that.
What’s funny is so many people have it that you would never know. A couple artists came forward and said ‘I’ve actually always had Tourette’s.’ And I’m not gonna out them, because they don’t want to talk about it, but that was really interesting to me. I was like, ‘You do?! What?’”
These are things you would never notice if you’re just having a conversation with me, but for me, they’re very exhausting,” she explained. “It’s not like I like it, but it’s part of me. I have made friends with it. And so now, I’m pretty confident in it.”
Eilish first confirmed that she has Tourette Syndrome back in 2018 after compilation videos of her tics made their way to social media. Eilish has a lot to look forward to in life and in spite of her struggles, fans will support her no matter what. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for Eilish.
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