The singer confesses this in her latest interview
Singer Billie Eilish has addressed her experience with hypermobility.
“Going through my teenage years of hating myself and all that stupid shit,” the singer confesses in her latest Vogue cover story. “A lot of it came from my anger toward my body. And how mad I was at how much pain it’s caused me, and how much I’ve lost because of things that happened to it.”
What is joint hypermobility?
Joint hypermobility is a common condition in which your joints move beyond their normal range of motion.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, joint hypermobility syndrome is a connective tissue illness that can cause joint pain, joint and ligament injuries, weariness, and gastrointestinal difficulties. It could also be a symptom of a more severe illness, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Dealing with previous injuries and misdiagnoses have influenced Eilish how she sees her body. The singer had a growth plate injury to her hip at 13 years old, which caused her to focus her creative energy on music rather than dancing. She also shares this in her documentary, “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry.”
Eilish says that she felt like “my body was gaslighting me for years.” Eilish had to understand that her body is “actually me, and it’s not out to get me,” she adds.
For years, Eilish has advocated for body positivity. She is also honest about unrealistic beauty standards shown on social media. What she’s fighting for goes deeper than what other people think, and that’s why people around the world love and support Eilish.
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