Billie Eilish talks about her fight with body syndrome, self-harm and depressive symptoms at the age of 13

& # 39; I couldn't look in the mirror & # 39 ;: Billie Eilish talks about her fight with body dysmorphy, self-harm and depressive symptoms at the age of 13

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Billie Eilish spoke frankly about her struggle with mental health.

The 17-year-old singer revealed that she had suffered from body dysmorphia in the past and started her fight with depression when she was forced to give up dancing due to a hip injury.

She said Rolling stone magazine: & # 39; [out of 13] was probably when I was the most insecure. I was not so confident. I couldn't talk and just be normal. When I think about it or see pictures of me, I was not OK with who I was.

Billie Eilish started with depression when she had to stop dancing at the age of 13 after an injury

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Billie Eilish started with depression when she had to stop dancing at the age of 13 after an injury

& # 39; During dance you wear very small clothing. And I have never felt at ease in very small clothes. I always worried about my appearance. That was the highlight of my physical dysmorphia. I couldn't look in the mirror at all.

& # 39; In short, before you are 16, the cartilage in your hip is not yet firm. It is still growing. I was in a hip-hop class with all the seniors, the most advanced level. & # 39;

Billie had to stop dancing after a devastating injury when she tore the growth disc in her hip.

& # 39; During dance you wear very small clothing. And I have never felt at ease in very small clothes. I always worried about my appearance. That was the highlight of my physical dysmorphia. I couldn't look in the mirror at all. & # 39; Eilish said about her struggle for mental health

& # 39; During dance you wear very small clothing. And I have never felt at ease in very small clothes. I always worried about my appearance. That was the highlight of my physical dysmorphia. I couldn't look in the mirror at all. & # 39; Eilish said about her struggle for mental health

& # 39; During dance you wear very small clothing. And I have never felt at ease in very small clothes. I always worried about my appearance. That was the highlight of my physical dysmorphia. I couldn't look in the mirror at all. & # 39; Eilish said about her struggle for mental health

Billie had to stop dancing after a devastating injury when she tore the growth disc in her hip, as she explained: & I think that was when the depression started. It sent me a hole & # 39;

Billie had to stop dancing after a devastating injury when she tore the growth disc in her hip, as she explained: & I think that was when the depression started. It sent me a hole & # 39;

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Billie had to stop dancing after a devastating injury when she tore the growth disc in her hip, as she explained: & I think that was when the depression started. It sent me a hole & # 39;

She said: & I think that's when the depression started. It sent me a hole. I went through a very self-damaging phase – we don't have to go into it. But the essence of it was that I felt that I deserved to be in pain.

& # 39; When someone else thinks of Billie Eilish at the age of 14, they think of all the good things that have happened. But the only thing I can think of is how miserable I was. How distraught and confused. 13 to 16 was pretty rough. & # 39;

Billie & # 39; s mental health is currently in a good place and she says that her depression has been kept at bay lately.

She explained: & # 39; I have not been depressed for a minute, which is great. 17 has probably been the best year of my life. I liked 17. Sometimes I see girls at my shows with scars on their arms, and it breaks my heart.

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& # 39; I no longer have scars because it was so long ago. But I said to some of them, "Just be nice to yourself."

Eilish, 17, is on the cover of this month's Rolling Stone magazine

Eilish, 17, is on the cover of this month's Rolling Stone magazine

Eilish, 17, is on the cover of this month's Rolling Stone magazine

& # 39; Because I know. I was there. & # 39; she added.

However, Billie still suffers from anxiety attacks caused by touring.

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She said: & # 39; I just couldn't bear to leave again. It felt like an endless limbo. As if there was no end in sight. And I mean, it's true: there's really no end to touring. When I thought of that, I literally had to throw up. I am not a jerk, but I have vomited twice with fear. & # 39;

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