Kesha Wrote 14 New Songs While in Treatment

June 25, 2014 3:25 pm
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Kesha is a whole new Animal!

The “Timber” singer shows off a much more glam side of herself in the August issue of Teen Vogue.

In the interview, she really opens up about seeking treatment earlier this year for an eating disorder and how she came out stronger than ever.

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue

“My eating disorder is something I’ve been struggling with for a while,” she explains. “People will make up stories, but I went to rehab for an eating disorder — nothing more and nothing less.”

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue

As for what led her to seek treatment, Kesha continues, ”Making my last record, Warrior, was a pretty miserable process, and it wore my spirit down. I was fighting like hell to keep my whole irreverent essence and everything raw and visceral that I stand for in it, but in the end I was promoting something that wasn’t the animal I wanted it to be. I decided to face my problem head-on.”

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue

“My whole message is to love who you are and accept all your beautiful imperfections,” she adds. “When I felt I was slipping into unloving territory with myself, I knew I had to listen to my own advice and correct it … I have a public persona where I need to be fun all the time, and I refuse to be a hypocrite. I felt I needed to get help, not only for myself but also for my fans. My worst fear in life is to be fake.”

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue

Besides working on herself, being in treatment really improved Kesha creatively.

She reveals she wrote 14 songs during her two months in rehab, which she composed on a toy Casio keyboard.

“The whole process has made me so much stronger and ready to take my life by the horns and make a record that I’m going to be proud of and not care what anybody else thinks!”

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue

Andrew Bevan / Teen Vogue


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