Billie Eilish Opens Up On Ellen About Living With Tourette's
Billie Eilish spoke candidly about her struggle with Tourette's Syndrome during an appearance on the Monday (April 1st) edition of Ellen. The rising alternative singer said she's lived with the disease for her whole life, explaining, "It's not anything different, you know? I never said anything because I didn't want that to define who I was."
Eilish also told host Ellen DeGeneres that she's developed strategies for dealing with the disorder, which can cause involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. She added, "I think I've also learned that a lot of my fans have it, which made me feel kind of more at home with saying it."
Eilish also performed "When the Party's Over" from her just-released debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? on the program, while sitting in a chair in the middle of a pool of water on a bare stage.
The disc is expected to easily snag the Number One spot on the Billboard 200 album chart next week, with some industry forecasters predicting sales of anywhere from 250,000 to 275,000 physical and digital copies. That would give it 2019's second biggest week of the year to date in terms of total sales.