Bebe Rexha Reveals Bipolar Diagnosis in Emotional Tweets to Fans: 'I'm Not Ashamed Anymore'
In a series of emotional tweets to fans on Monday, Bebe Rexha revealed that she was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder
Bebe Rexha has broken her silence about her mental health struggles.
In a series of emotional tweets to fans on Monday, the 29-year-old “Meant to Be” singer revealed that she was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
“For the longest time, I didn’t understand why I felt so sick,” she began the series posts. “Why I felt lows that made me not want to leave my house or be around people and why I felt highs that wouldn’t let me sleep, wouldn’t let me stop working or creating music. Now I know why.”
She continued, “I’m bipolar and I’m not ashamed anymore. That is all. (Crying my eyes out.)”
In another tweet she alluded to new music, which she says will be her most personal to date. “This next album will be [my] favorite album ever because I’m not holding anything back,” she wrote. “I love you all very much. And I hope you accept me as I am.”
“I don’t want you to feel sorry for me,” she said in conclusion. “I just want you to accept me. That’s all. Love you.”
Rexha recently received an outpouring of support after she spoke out against designers who were unwilling to dress her for the 2019 Grammys because she is “too big.” In response, she received kind words from her fans and fellow celebrities, including Demi Lovato.
“I really just wanted to share my story and how frustrated I was. I never expected to receive the amount of love and support that I did,” she told PEOPLE soon after the fact.
She ultimately hit the carpet with confidence at the awards show on Feb. 10 in a show-stopping red Monsoori gown that made her “feel like a princess.”
“It’s been amazing. I didn’t expect it,” she told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet of the overwhelming support. “They said I was too big or fat and I love my body and I just want other girls to love their bodies.”