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    Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:46:34

    Kesha Talks About Rehab in "ELLE UK" - See what she said

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    Kesha spoke about her rehab for an eating disorder in an essay penned for ELLE UK.

    She did not go to rehab back in January because she is a partier, which is her persona.

    "I've written songs about partying, but my dirty little secret is that I'm actually incredibly responsible. I take my music and career very seriously, and certainly didn't land in this situation from partying," Kesha confessed. It was body issues that landed her in rehab.

    She wrote: "I've always tried to be a crusader for loving yourself, but I'd been finding it harder and harder to do personally. I felt like part of my job was to be as skinny as possible, and to make that happen, I had been abusing my body. I just wasn't giving it the energy it needed to keep me healthy and strong."

    Kesha also spoke about her early success at a young age, and the double standard that accompanied her rebellious style. "I was wild, crazy and free. I talked about sex, about drinking. When men do that, it's rock and roll, but when I did it, people assumed I was a train wreck. I played confident but still felt like an outcast. The music industry has set unrealistic expectations for what a body is supposed to look like, and I started becoming overly critical of my own body because of that," she said.

    She admitted that she has always supported and loved her fans and that she always will, but she also had to look out for herself, too. "I stood up for myself the only way I knew how: through my music, writing songs like 'We R Who We R', 'Warrior' and 'Love Into the Light.' At some point, though, those words didn't ring true to me any more. I felt like a liar, telling people to love themselves as they are, while I was being hateful to myself and really hurting my body."

    So she got help.

    We lurve Kesha for her honesty and for seeking help when she needed it. She is a total role model for anyone else in a similar sitch.

    Are you totally Team Kesha?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    07.10.14



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