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Billie Eilish Says Quitting Twitter Was 'The Best Decision' She's Ever Made -- Here's Why!

Billie Eilish says quitting Twitter helped her deal with depression.

Billie Eilish is finally not miserable — and she owes it in part to her exit from Twitter!

The Bad Guy singer opened up about her mental health in a new interview with Elle, where she spoke on how rearranging a few aspects of her life helped her manage her once-crippling depression.

Looking back on her mental health journey, the 17-year-old mused:

“Two years ago, I felt like nothing mattered; every single thing was pointless. Not just in my life, but everything in the whole world. I was fully clinically depressed. It’s insane to look back and not be anymore.”

Over the past year, the star has been open about her history with mental health issues and Tourette syndrome, previously revealing she battled self-harm and depression in her early and mid-teens after a dance injury.

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As for what’s changed since then? Obviously, Eilish is now one of pop’s biggest rising stars and is adored by fans and peers alike.

But worldwide fame isn’t what got her through her dark times, according to the singer. She continued: 

“I haven’t been happy for years. I didn’t think I would be happy again. And here I am — I’ve gotten to a point where I’m finally okay. It’s not because I’m famous. It’s not because I have a little more money. It’s so many different things: growing up, people coming into your life, certain people leaving your life.”

Not to mention, saying goodbye to the hundreds of thousands of negative opinions on Twitter!

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Explaining how she found others’ comments on the social platform to be triggering, the artist said quitting was “the best decision of [her] life,” recalling: 

“I was in Europe, in one of the worst headspaces I’ve been in. That’s when I realized, ‘You know what? Bye!’ There are so many things I can’t stop, but I can delete Twitter.”

You sure can, girl!

She added:

“I have too much love for myself — I don’t need to see all these opinions. Shoo!”

She’ll take demonic possession over an angry Twitter thread any day!

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Among the many hateful comments Eilish was used to seeing were from users accusing her of “faking” her depression for her image — which naturally upset the star even more. She said:

“It hurt me to see that. I was a 16-year-old girl who was really unstable. I’m in the happiest place of my life, and I didn’t think that I would even make it to this age.”

Well, here she is — and Billie wants those with similar struggles to know “it will get better” for them, too. She noted:

“All I can say now is, For anybody who isn’t doing well, it will get better. Have hope. I did this s**t with fame riding on my shoulders. 

And I love fame! Being famous is great, but it was horrible for a year.

Now I love what I do, and I’m me again. The good me. And I love the eyes on me.”

Hate all you want, haters — Billie’s not looking at you anymore!

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What changes have YOU made in hopes of being happier, Perezcious readers? Quitting social media? Cutting out negative influences? Share what’s worked for you in the comments!

[Image via WENN]

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Sep 06, 2019 06:56am PDT