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The mysterious syndrome behind Billie Eilish's behavior

Maybe you did, maybe you didn't know that this American singer has a curious neurological disorder and it can explain some of her behaviors. She was diagnosed at the age of 12. Can you guess what it is? Keep scrolling to find out!

  • Billie Eilish is 18 years old today, she was diagnosed 6 years ago. 
  • Although she is really young, she has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
  • Her parents Maggie Baird and Patrick O'Connell are her biggest support. 
  • She connected better with her fans after confessing this syndrome she has. 

Billie's neurological disorder

Singer Billie Eilish

The 'Ocean Eyes' singer was diagnosed 6 years ago with the Tourette syndrome. It's characterized by intermittently causing involuntary tics and sounds that increase in stressful situations.

How she felt before confessing it 

Billie Eilish

At the beginning she didn't want to tell the truth about her involuntary gestures because she wanted to avoid people tagging her.  

Billie Eilish

All my family, friends and close people know that I suffer from it. It is not something different. I didn't talk about it because I didn't want to get tagged, I didn't want to be something like 'Billie Eilish, the artist with Tourette'” she said.

How she felt after confessing it 

Billie Eilish smiling

Nevertheless, after confessing it, she felt relieved and more connected to her fans who didn't understand some of her behaviors before.I learned that many of my fans have it, which made me feel much more at home saying it,” explained the artist. 


Billie Eilish in one of her shows. Source: Getty Images

Billie's fans gave all their support to her when they realized what was going on with her idol. Before the news, there were some videos of Eilish's involuntary movements on the internet that had luckily stopped. 

Billie Eilish for Variety

We think that telling our darkest secrets make us stronger people, and that fans are the ones that have to support their idols in the best and the worst situations.

Billie Eilish in concert. Source: Getty Images

It's a relief to see Billie happy with the truth on air. Cheers, Billie, you are an example for us! Here is a video of her talking about it at The Ellen Show:

Natalie Baldwin

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