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Why Billie Eilish Decided To Reveal Her Tourette Syndrome To The World

Everyone has their own story- their own path in life that they have to take in order to find success. Celebrities all have to go through our own triumphs and tribulations to figure out how to achieve money and fame, among other things. Tribulations can include death, homelessness, lack of money and much more.

In the case of American singer/songwriter Billie Eilish, one of her biggest tribulations has been Tourette Syndrome. This neurological condition causes her and anyone else who's been diagnosed with it to twitch and speak suddenly and involuntary in the form of tics. It's often misunderstood, meaning that those who have it are often forced to suffer in silence.

Eilish previously revealed that she has Tourette's through some Instagram Stories from 2018. This was because someone decided to upload a video that was comprised of her many tics. She revealed her condition simply yet clearly in easy to understand terms. But while many fans were happy to see her being so honest, it also left the question of why it took her so long to reveal it.

via Study Breaks Magazine

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In the same posts- and also long after her initial announcement- Eilish explained that she didn't want to be associated with Tourette Syndrome every time someone thought of her. She's a singer- she wants people to care more about her music than whatever condition she may have. When you think about it like that, it's hard to argue against Eilish's reasoning.

The young singer later admitted that after her announcement, many fans reached out to her online to tell them about their experiences with Tourette's. Some also told Eilish that her revealing her Tourette's made her an inspiration- something that the teen is still trying to grapple with. Needless to say, it's great to see so much good come from this for her and her many adoring fans!

"A lot of my fans have it, which made me feel kind of more at home with saying it," Eilish admitted in a past interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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