The talented artist started out in the music industry at a really young age so it makes sense that she was really affected by the fame mentally. Now, Billy Eilish reveals that the pressure of being in the public eye almost pushed her to take her own life when she was only 16!
The singer is now 18 and she is one of the most well known people in the world!
However, she revealed that she suffered from clinical depression for years and that she ‘genuinely didn’t think [she] would make it to 17.’
This is what Billie shared during her interview with Gayle King, among many other things.
The teenager stressed that being famous so early in life felt really isolating to her but precisely because she knows all too well how difficult it is to manage one’s mental health, she is such a huge comfort for her fans.
Billie really likes to use her platform to remind her followers just how important their lives are.
‘I just grab them by the shoulders and I am like, ‘Please, take care of yourself and just be good to yourself, be nice to yourself. Do not take that extra step to hurt yourself further. And then you cannot take it back.’’
After all, these comforting words were what she also needed to hear at some point in her life.
‘I was so unhappy just last year. And I was so, like, joyless…I do not want to be too dark but I genuinely did not think that I would make it to 17.’
Gayle asked her if she actually thought she’d end up ‘doing something,’ and Billie honestly replied with a chocked ‘Yea.’
She then went on to recall a moment when she really did almost try to commit suicide: ‘I think about this time I was in Berlin and I was alone in my hotel room. And I remember that there was a window there. I remember crying because I was thinking about how the way I was going to die was…I was going to do it.’
When asked about the reason why she did not go through with it, Billie tearfully told the interviewer that it was her mom.