Billie Eilish Opens Up About ‘Exhausting’ Experience With Tourette’s Syndrome

Billie Eilish Opens Up About ‘Exhausting’ Experience With Tourette’s Syndrome

Alt-pop superstar Billie Eilish has opened up about the exhausting experience of dealing with Tourette’s Syndrome.

While speaking on Netflix‘s popular in-depth interview series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” Eilish began moving her head.

She explained to the show’s host David Letterman that it is one of the tics associated with Tourette’s Syndrome, the neurological disorder from which she has been suffering since the age of 11.

“If you film me for long enough, you’re going to see a lot of tics,” she told the popular television host and comedian.

“The most common way that people react is they laugh because they think I’m trying to be funny. They think I’m going as a funny move. And so they go, ‘Ha,’ and I’m always left incredibly offended by that. Or they go ‘What?’ and then I go, ‘I have Tourette’s,'” added the young music sensation.

Eilish narrated about the mannerisms that automatically come out with the tics, saying, “I never don’t tic at all, because the main tics that I do are constantly, like, I wiggle my ear back and forth and raise my eyebrow and click my jaw and flex this arm here and this arm there. These are things you would never notice if you’re having a conversation with me, but for me, they’re very exhausting.”

The 20 year-old Grammy award winner said she “really likes answering questions about it because it’s really interesting.”

(Photo: Kelia Anne MacCluskey)

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