Billie Eilish has revealed that she used to share a bed with her parents until the age of 11 because she suffered from crippling anxiety.
Ocean Eyes singer Billie has been incredibly vocal about her mental health struggles, including body dysmorphia, depression and anxiety.
And discussing the severity of her battle with the latter, Billie, who has previously shut down body-shamers, revealed that as a child, she had “crippling, life-changing separation anxiety” – meaning she could not sleep in her own bed at night.
“I couldn’t be away from my parents. I was worried about what would happen to them, I was worried about what would happen to me, I was worried about being forgotten,” the star, now 20, explained.
Billie added to the Sunday Times Magazine of their sleeping arrangement: “I couldn’t sleep by myself. If I woke up and my parents weren’t in the bed, and the lights were off, I would scream until they came to the door .
“And I couldn’t step off the bed in the dark because I was certain that there were scorpions crawling all over the floor.”
In the same interview, the star candidly added that she still hates being alone and continues to spend more time at her parents’ home than in her abode in Los Angeles.
Given her young fanbase, we can only commend Billie for being open and honest about her struggles and normalizing the topic of mental health.
Another reason why we love her is that she has also made it clear that she will accept no slander when it comes to her body.
Last year, Billie hit back at body-shamers as she opened up her 2021 Where Do We Go world tour with the following powerful statement:
“If what I wear is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I am a slut. Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me while I feel your stares, your disapproval or your sighs of relief, if I lived by them, I’d never be able to move.
“The body I was born with, is it not what you wanted? If what I wear is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I am a slut. Though you’ve never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why?”