Kesha Encourages Others to Seek Help for Eating Disorders In Powerful PSA
"I got sicker, and the whole world kept telling me how much better I looked."
Kesha is one of many celebrities who've been refreshingly honest about their past traumas and how they've helped shape their lives today. Recently, the 30-year-old pop sensation dove into more detail about her personal struggle with an eating disorder to encourage others to seek treatment.
"Eating disorders are a life-threatening illness that can affect anyone," she said in a PSA as part of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)'s awareness week. "It doesn't matter your age, your sex, your ethnicity. Eating disorders don't discriminate."
The video posted also shares a quote from Kesha about how her battle encouraged her to get involved and help those who've been in her shoes. "I had an eating disorder that threatened my life, and I was very afraid to confront it," it reads. "I got sicker, and the whole world kept telling me how much better I looked. That's why I realized I wanted to be part of the solution."
The star also tweeted a link to an online screening tool as a resource for people seeking professional help.
"If you feel like you need help, or if you know anyone that may need help, please do not hesitate," she says, wrapping up PSA. "Recovery is possible."
According to organizers of NEDAwareness Week, around 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their lives-whether that be anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating disorder. Perhaps that's why the theme of this year's campaign is: "It's time to talk about it." We are so glad to see Kesha supporting this cause and shining some much-needed light on these tabooed diseases.