Earlier this month Kesha checked herself into an Illinois rehab for an eating disorder, and now the star’s mother, Pebe Sebert, is opening up about her daughter’s battle.
Pebe said, ”I’ve watched my beautiful, self-confident, brilliant daughter be berated and ridiculed for her looks and weight to the point that she almost died.”
Pebe says pressure from producer Dr. Luke and former manager David Sonenberg is what ignited Kesha’s insecurities with body image.
“One time on a conference call, Sonenberg was screaming, ‘You need to lose weight! I don’t care what you do … take drugs, not eat, stick your finger down your throat!’” she recalled. “Ke$ha was just weeping. She drove around afterward thinking about killing herself.”
“She called me and admitted how much she’d been throwing up, and I just said, ‘Okay.’ I called some centers and Ke$ha agreed to talk to them and liked what they said. She basically cried until we got there three days later,” the worried mother says of Kesha just days before she entered the facility.
Our thoughts are with Kesha and her family.