Kesha Reveals Struggles With Depression, Eating Disorder On Instagram
"I have decided to take my life back"
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All throughout the legal battle that sidelined her career up to her current soaring comeback, Kesha has used Instagram as a public confessional. The singer, whose saga with Sony and Dr. Luke has been well publicized, has used the photo sharing platform to thank fans for their continued support and to give them a revealing window into her life. But, over the weekend, Kesha may have unleashed her most intimate post yet.
Underneath a photo of her silhouette, with her two middle fingers raised in the air, Kesha revealed that she's been battling depression and an eating disorder "for a while now."
"My career is in a strange place and it feels like I'm fighting an uphill fight some days," she wrote. "But I have decided to take my life back. My freedom. My happiness. My voice. My worth."
Kesha got even more candid as she went on to call out body shamers. "I will not just f*cking be quiet and hide. Today I will say f*ck it and live," adding, "Today I'm making that choice. AND IM HAPPY AS A DAMN CLAM. And also a big ol f*ck u if u wanna hate on my body. Just remember that makes u look like a dickhead."
It was the second time in the last few weeks that Kesha called out her trolls on Instagram. "Bye byeeeeeee. I'm hot when my ass is big. I'm hot when it small. GET OVER IT," she wrote previously.
The post is the latest in a series of resurgent moments for Kesha, who just last week stunned the audience at The Humane Society of the United States’ to the Rescue Gala in Hollywood, California, when she performed a stirring rendition of "Til It Happens to You." She also released a new song and is going on tour with Diplo this summer. It's safe to say Kesha's back.
I have been battling depression and an eating disorder for a while now. my career is in a strange place and it feels like I'm fighting an uphill fight some days. but I have decided to take my life back. my freedom. my happiness. my voice. my worth. I will not just fucking be quiet and hide. today I will say fuck it and live. So FUUUUUUUUCK it. today I'm making that choice. AND IM HAPPY AS A DAMN CLAM. and also a big ol fuck u if u wanna hate on my body. just remember that makes u look like a dickhead. ✌