"I'll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment," the singer says in a statement

By Sarah Michaud
Updated January 03, 2014 08:45 PM
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Ke$ha entered rehab on Friday morning for an eating disorder, PEOPLE confirms.

“I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself but I’ve found it hard to practice,” the "Timber" singer, 26, says in a statement to PEOPLE.

“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.”

The singer-songwriter is reportedly being treated outside of Chicago at Timberline Knolls, the same facility where Demi Lovato found help.

TMZ and E! News were first to report this story.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a similar issue, please contact the National Eating Disorders Association at 1-800-931-2237 or http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/.