Ke$ha bravely checked into rehab on Jan. 3 to seek help for an eating disorder, and a source close to the singer tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she’s had immense support from her closest friends in making her decision.
The first step to recovery is usually the hardest — admitting that you have a problem. Thankfully for Ke$ha, who checked into a Chicago-area rehabilitation facility on Jan. 3 to seek treatment for an eating disorder, she had a lot of support and help in taking that first step.
Ke$ha’s friends were there for her throughout the whole process, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, even though the warning signs weren’t immediately obvious. “With her, she is such the life of the party that people didn’t notice it and thought she was just getting in shape,” the source says, “and she would hide all the bad stuff from those that are close to her.”
But eventually, those close friends began to see that the singer needed help — and thankfully, they weren’t afraid to let her know it. “Friends started seeing around Thanksgiving that something was wrong and started talking to her to get help. Thankfully, she took their advice and is getting the help she needs.”
In times like these, those are the friends you need — the ones who really know you, and who aren’t afraid to make you face the hard truths.
Ke$ha did just that on Jan. 3 when she checked into Timberline Knolls near Chicago, the same treatment center Demi Lovato went to to treat her eating disorder and other addiction issues.
In an emotional statement, Ke$ha said, “I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I’ve found it hard to practice. I’ll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder… to learn to love myself again, exactly as I am.”
We couldn’t be prouder of Ke$ha for facing her problems head-on — and clearly she has the right support system to get better! What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro, Reporting by Russ Weakland