Kesha Discusses Eating Disorder in Vogue: 'I'm Trying to Embrace the Skin I'm In'

Kesha arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Kesha arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Kesha is in a better place these days, and the singer is opening up to Vogue about her dark times and how she got through them.

"I was singing these songs like 'We R Who We R,' and I really believed them," Kesha explained. "I wanted to be genuine. But I was sad and [I wasn't eating]. That's not good for your body, metabolism, or brain. I talked to my therapist, and she said, 'I think it's time we take a moment to address this.' I called my mom one night and I told her, 'I need help.' I went to an eating-disorder specific rehab site where a nutritionist taught me that food is a positive thing for your body. I realized being healthy is the most important thing I can do for myself. Now, I'm trying to embrace the skin I'm in. It's difficult sometimes. Every day I have to look in the mirror and make the choice to be kind to myself. This is who I am -- I have to love that."

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"Part of being healthy is being positive," Kesha told the magazine about how she's doing these days. "I don't pay attention to the Internet or bloggers. I surround myself with positive people. I run a few miles on the beach every day, and I got into Transcendental Meditation to try to find some peace in my crazy life. [It reminds me] to be grateful for where I am, for my body, and my face -- as imperfect as any of it may be."


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