American singer Kesha opened up about dealing with “crippling anxiety and beginning recovery for an eating disorder” during her acceptance speech at Billboard’s Women in Music ceremony.
Kesha opened up about her eating disorder as she accepted the Trailblazer Award at Billboard’s Women in Music ceremony on Friday, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“If I’m lucky enough to have a voice someone will listen to, then I should use it for good, for truth. It is why I have recently spoken openly about some of my struggles including my crippling anxiety and beginning recovery for an eating disorder amongst many other things. I know I’m not alone. These are struggles millions of people around the world deal with on a daily basis,” she said.
Kesha went on to add: “The irony of it is, when I was very, very sick and getting sicker, I would hear about how much better and better I was looking, and that is a problem. I’ve decided I want to be part of the solution. And that’s why I decided to stand confident in my ever-changing, totally imperfect body and try to live up to and practice the self-worth and self-love that I preach in my music.
“Finding the strength to come forward about these things, it’s not easy, but maybe by me standing here telling my story, I can help somebody else who’s going through something tough. I know it’s scary, but once you take the first steps to help yourself, your life will completely change in the best ways.”