FamousAccording to Billie Eilish, living with Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological disorder, is “extremely stressful.” The actress recounts this in a new episode of David Letterman’s Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
Tourette syndrome is characterized by making short movements or making sounds that you cannot control. Tics such as shaking her head, frowning, and flexing her arm muscles were noticed in the 20-year-old singer when she was 11 years old.
“If you picture me long enough, you’ll see a lot of tics. I like to talk about it because it’s so much fun. And I’m so confused about it, I don’t understand,” Eilish says of her tics. The multiple Grammy winner says having tics is “too stressful” for her. “I don’t like it, but it is a part of me. I am at peace with it and now I am confident of it.”
At one point in the episode, Billy tilts her head to one side and opens her mouth without saying a word. Letterman asked her if she had seen a fly, but Bailey replied that it was a bump, after which the host apologized several times. However, according to the singer, not everyone approaches it this way. “Most people laugh and think I’m trying to be funny. But it always hurts so much.”
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