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

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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."