Kesha Reveals That She 'Almost Died' Before Rehab

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Kesha 'almost died' before seeking help in a rehab clinic for an eating disorder in 2014.

Kesha 'almost died' before seeking help in a rehab clinic for an eating disorder in 2014.


After years of intense public scrutiny, Kesha made the brave decision to talk openly about her eating disorder at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. During a panel co-hosted by Refinery29, Kesha revealed that she 'almost died' from an eating disorder.

"If you feel a certain way about yourself, your body - it can kill you. I almost died. I came closer than I ever knew," she revealed during Refinery 29's Reclaiming the Internet SXSW panel in Austin, Texas.

She continued: "By the time I entered rehab, they were surprised I hadn't had a stroke - because I hadn't consumed enough. I'm not ashamed anymore. It's emotional because it's a deep-rooted disease. It can really affect your self-worth."

She went on to talk about how she avoided reading negative comments about herself online, and she revealed how difficult that was for her.

"I try to limit myself in terms of reading comments because there can be a million positive ones, but I always gravitate towards the one negative one.

"I hold on to that and I internalise it and I know it’s an unhealthy habit. I’ve stopped reading comments.

"I was making trolls, I was making bullies, I was making people I had never met before - who were projecting their insecurities on me, on the internet - I was making them the truth, the higher power."

Meanwhile, Kesha previously vowed to be "less obsessed" with social media this year.

She wrote: "I'm sorry to those who I unfollowed this new year I have decided to attempt to be more present in my real life. I need a break from the screens. I really need focus on how I FEEL and AM on the inside.

"I really hope I haven't hurt any feelings and I cherish my fans more than anything in the world, this doesn't change that animals. this year I have to focus on my spiritual self I hope y'all understand. much love.(sic)."

Kesha is still in the throes of an ongoing legal battle to end her professional ties with music producer Dr Luke.

She has accused him of sexually abusing and blasting her about her weight.