Billie Eilish recalls hating her body as a teen and overcoming her painful diagnosis

Billie Eilish recalls hating her body as a teen and overcoming her painful diagnosis

Billie Eilish is opening up about the complicated feelings she had about her body as a teenager.

During a recent interview with Vogue for her first video cover, Eilish opened up about her relationship with her body and what it took for her to deal with the negativity associated with it. She explained that years of scarring left her in a lot of pain and hatred towards her body.

Before breaking into the music industry with the release of “Ocean Eyes” in 2015, Eilish had aspirations of being a dancer. Unfortunately, a growth plate injury at age 13 forced her to reevaluate her dreams and find a new passion.

“Going through my teenage years hating myself and all that bullshit, a lot of it came from my anger at my body and how mad I was with the pain it caused me and how much I’ve lost because of the things that have happened,” Eilish said. “I got hurt right after we did ‘Ocean Eyes,’ so the music replaced the dancing.”

Billie Eilish hated her body because of the pain she had as a result of multiple injuries. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for ABA/File)

BILLIE EILISH admits she has a ‘terrible relationship’ WITH HER BODY

“I felt like my body was giving me gas for years,” she said. “I had to go through a process of being like my body is me. And it’s not out to get me.”

Eilish was eventually diagnosed with hypermobility, a syndrome in which an individual has excessively flexible joints, causing them to bend more than they should, which can be painful.

During the interview, Eilish’s mother, Maggie Baird, gave further insight into her diagnosis, saying that “things that you and I could do that would help us, like certain types of massages or chiropractors, can actually were hurting him.”

Eilish was diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome, which means her joints are more flexible than they should be. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/File)

This isn’t the first time the “Bad Guy” singer has talked about her body, as issues of style and body image have continued to be a topic of interest.

In August 2021, she told The Guardian that she has a “terrible relationship with (her) body” and that she has to “disassociate herself from the ideas (she has) about (her) body during performances because otherwise her performance will was affected. .

“I wear clothes that are bigger and easier to move in without showing everything – they can be really unflattering,” she said. “In the picture, they look like I don’t even know what. I just completely separate the two. Because I have such a terrible relationship with my body that you wouldn’t believe, so I have to disconnect.”


She also admitted that she doesn’t understand why society is obsessed with bodies, whether it’s their own or other people’s. During a campaign for Calvin Klein in 2019, the singer discussed the issue further, saying that society’s obsession with bodies is the inspiration behind her public image. In the video, she said that the baggy clothes make her so “no one can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”

The obsession with her body in particular had a profound effect on her style. She told Elle Magazine in 2019 that as a woman with larger breasts, she feels judged more harshly when she wears a top that might show a little cleavage. She referred to an instance when someone took a photo of her with a top after getting off her tour bus, saying: “My breasts were trending on Twitter. … Every media outlet was writing about my breasts.”

Eilish once had to disassociate herself from her body image issues when performing for fear it would affect her show. (Matthew Baker/Redferns/File)


“I was born with f–ing breasts, bro. I was born with DNA that would give me big breasts. I was recently FaceTiming a close friend of mine who’s a dude, and I was wearing a He said, ‘ Uh, put a shirt on.’ And I said, ‘I have a shirt,'” she told the media outlet. “Someone with smaller breasts can wear a T-shirt, and I can wear that exact T-shirt and be embarrassed because my breasts mi are big. This is nonsense. It’s the same shirt.”

Lori Bashian is an entertainment production assistant for Fox News Digital.

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