On Tuesday (Nov. 27), Billie Eilish confirmed that she has Tourette Syndrome and that she was diagnosed with the disorder when she was a child.
The 16-year-old singer took to Instagram to set the record straight after compilation videos of her tics began to surface online. Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes a person to have involuntary physical or verbal tics. In Eilish’s case, she exhibits physical tics, not verbal.
"I've never mentioned [my Tourette Syndrome] on the internet because nobody thinks I'm deadass," Eilish wrote on her Instagram story. "As well as the fact I've just never wanted people to think of tourettes every time they think of me."