Billie Eilish is set to hit the Pyramid Stage in Glastonbury and at just 20 years old, she’s at the peak of her career. She also lives with Tourette syndrome, which she has had to fight all her life
Billie Eilish is enjoying the fame and fortune that comes with being one of the world’s most successful musicians.
At just 20 years old, she’s going to Glastonbury for a second and first time topping the Pyramid Stage, making her the youngest solo artist to do so.
What some fans may not realize, however, is that Billie has long lived with Tourette syndrome, a condition she calls “very exhausting.”
Tourette can take many different forms, but mainly focuses on uncontrollable pain such as facial muscle spasms or verbal outbursts.
The young star has been honest about her condition, saying she “likes” to talk about it to help those who are living with it.
What is Tourette’s syndrome?
Tourette usually begins in childhood and can be mild or intense.
It is a condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements known as tic.
This nervous system disorder can also cause blinking, shrugging, and facial movements, but it is often associated with loud verbal outbursts.
It can improve and go away completely for some people, but for others it can be a lifelong struggle.
When did Billie Eilish reveal that she had Tourette?
Billie first spoke publicly about her Tourette on David Letterman’s 2022 season in his Netflix series, My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.
She said: “I really really enjoyed answering questions about it because it was very, very interesting and I was so confused by it and I didn’t understand.”
She revealed she was first diagnosed with the condition at the age of 11 after years of microcephaly during her childhood.
What did Billie Eilish say about her Tourette?
During Billie’s conversation with David, she explains, “I never, like, feel nothing because the main vibrations that I do continuously all day are I pick my ears back and forth and like That’s it, raised an eyebrow. and click on my jaw and do that, and flex my arm here and flex this arm and flex these muscles.
“These are things you would never notice, like, if you just talked to me. But for me, they are very tiring.”
Fans quickly created compilation videos on YouTube to try and find the accounts she was also referring to, which she later admitted was “funny”.
She later clarified the matter in an Instagram post, writing: “I’d love to get this straight so people can stop acting stupid.
“I’ve been diagnosed with Tourette’s.
“I’ve never mentioned it on the internet because no one thinks I’m a jerk, and the fact that I never wanted people to think of Tourette every time they thought of me.”
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