Kesha has opened up for the first time about going to rehab and battling her eating disorder.
The 27-year-old singer revealed that the constant public scrutiny and media commentary played a big part in her breakdown.
“I’m in an industry where people photograph your body and zoom in and blow it up and put it on the cover of magazines, and other people make terrible comments. It really messed with my head, and I realized I couldn’t do it by myself.”
Kesha went on to deny rumours which claimed that she went to rehab for substance abuse, but insisted her attendance was to help her overcome her eating disorder.
“Let’s just get the elephant out of the room. My eating disorder is something I’ve been struggling with for a while. People will make up stories, but I went to rehab for an eating disorder — nothing more and nothing less.”
Kesha went on to say that attending rehab was the “scariest thing she’s ever done” but believes it saved her life.
“The decision to take control of it is the scariest thing I’ve ever done. And this is coming from someone who dives with sharks and jumps out of airplanes for fun. To have a breakthrough you have to have a breakdown, and I definitely went through both of those — in hindsight, it saved my life.”
The Timber singer feels stronger after attending rehab and is ready to make more music.
“The whole process has made me so much stronger and ready to take my life by the horns and make a record that I’m going to be proud of and not care what anybody else thinks!”