Ke$ha Shares Important Message About Eating Disorders In Emotional PSA

The 'Blah Blah Blah' songstress has shed light on her own eating disorders and reminded us that no one is alone in their fight against mental health.

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Mention the name 'Ke$ha' to anyone in recent months and you'll have heard talk of her ongoing legal battle against producer Dr. Luke, who she is currently suing for emotional and sexual abuse.

Unfortunately, this is the same man who has now launched a case counter-suing the singer for defamation.

Suffice it to say, it's been a pretty tough time for the 30-year-old ever since she launched the legal suit in 2014.

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The stress, strain and prejudice she's received from the public for speaking out against her alleged abuser would have most people wanting to hide away from the limelight and any additional attention.

However, the pop singer has found the courage to speak out about her own struggles with eating disorders to help others realise they are not alone, months after sharing a message to her fans revealing her hope for 2017 is to 'make art' for them.

In a public service announcement to mark National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, the Californian-native explained: 'Eating disorders are a life-threatening illness that can affect anyone.

'It doesn't matter your age, your sex, your ethnicity. Eating disorders don't discriminate,' she added.

On Twitter, the singer posted an image with a quote about her own issues with body confidence and eating disorders – an issue that affects more than an estimated 725,000 people in the UK, according to a 2015 report commissioned by the eating disorder charity, Beat.

It doesn't matter your age, your sex, your ethnicity. Eating disorders don't discriminate.

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The caption read: 'I had an eating disorder that threatened my life, and I was very afraid to confront it. I got sicker, and the whole world kept telling me how much better I looked. That's why I realised I wanted to be part of the solution.'

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However, this isn't the first time the star has spoken out about seeking treatment for her battle with mental health.

In 2014, the 'Tik Tok' singer wrote an op-ed letter for ELLE UK about her fears while getting treatment at a Chicago-area rehabilitation centre and how she ultimately found acceptance of herself.

'That first day at the treatment center was the scariest of my life,' she wrote.

'The music industry has set unrealistic expectations for what a body is supposed to look like, and I started becoming overly critical of my own body because of that.

'I felt like people were always lurking, trying to take pictures of me with the intention of putting them up online or printing them in magazines and making me look terrible. I became scared to go in public, or even use the Internet. I may have been paranoid but I also saw and heard enough hateful things to fuel that paranoia,' she added.

After two months in rehab, the star admitted she felt stronger and realised she needed to be 'reminded that we are who we are'.

The music industry has set unrealistic expectations for what a body is supposed to look like.

It was a message that helped her win the Trailblazer award at the Billboard Music Awards last year and gave her the platform to speak about body image and shaming.

'I've decided to stay confident in my ever-changing, totally imperfect body,' she said.

'Thank you so much for reminding me that what I'm doing is worth it... If I can't give up, then neither can anyone else with big dreams,' she added.

Hear hear, Ke$ha.

Watch Ke$ha's PSA below.

If you are struggling with an eating disorder or know someone who is, you can Beat on 0808 801 0677.

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