Ke$ha Enters Treatment for Eating Disorder
On Friday January 3rd, 2014, Ke$ha entered herself into a treatment facility for an eating disorder. The 26-year-old singer has admitted herself to the Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center near Chicago, the same rehab that Demi Lovato went to in November of 2010. Ke$ha is widely known for her songs Tik Tok, We R Who We R, Your Love is My Drug and Timber. Right after the New Year she tweeted that 2014 is going to be the best year ever and the year of truth and freedom. It definitely has begun as a year of truth for Ke$ha.
“I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I’ve found it hard to practice,” stated Ke$ha to MTV recently. “I’ll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder…to learn to love myself again, exactly as I am.” This trip to Rehab comes just days after the launch of her new video for Dirty Love, marking her directorial debut. Ke$ha gave fans an inside look at her life in the MTV documentary series titled “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life,” with season two just ending on December 18th. She has entered rehab just one month before she is booked to perform in Dubai as a part of her Warrior tour and in March and April she is scheduled to perform a pair of shows in Hammond, Indiana and Green Bay, Wisconsin.
In my opinion, I think it is great that Ke$ha is seeking the help that she needs and taking care of herself. Being able to open up to the public and say that you need help and are learning to love yourself exactly as you are has got to be hard to do. I can’t imagine the pressure of dealing with an eating disorder and having to tell the world about it. It has been said that the reason Ke$ha had issues with her body image and eating disorder has a lot to do with her music producer criticizing her weight and calling her fat.
Ke$ha was signed at the age of 18 and has pretty much been in the spotlight ever since. When Ke$ha first became famous she stated that felt comfortable with her new-found fame; clearly since then a lot has changed for the pop star. An eating disorder is just like any other addiction, obsessive and compulsive. I am fortunate enough to have never dealt with an eating disorder myself but I do believe that all women go through some sort of disordered eating or body image issues at some point in our lives. On the hit TV show Orange is the New Black a woman states to a transgender female in the prison that it doesn’t matter what you do, if you’re really a woman you will never be happy with your body; that statement couldn’t prove more true for a lot of women with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, overeating and body image issues.
Hopefully this time in treatment can help Ke$ha get her life back and learn how to be happy with herself. It would be great if more women opened up about going to treatment for eating disorders because not enough of them do. If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, substance abuse or addiction, please call toll free 1-888-672-4435.