Billie Eilish, a Grammy-winning singer, has spoken about her addiction to watching p*rnography since she was 11 years old, and how it gave her nightmares and messed up her dating life.
Eilish, who turns 20 on Saturday, was interviewed on “The Howard Stern Show” on Sirius XM radio on Monday.
“P*rnography is a disgrace in my opinion. To be honest, I used to consume a lot of p*rn. “I started watching p*rn when I was like 11,” the “Bad Guy” singer said, adding that it made her feel cool and like she was “one of the guys.”
“I think it really destroyed my brain, and I feel incredibly devastated that I was exposed to so much p*rn,” she added, adding that she had nightmares because some of the content she watched was so violent and abusive.
Eilish, who was homeschooled in Los Angeles and has seven Grammy Awards, is known for her often dark lyrics.
In the ballad “Male Fantasy,” from her second album “Happier Than Ever,” she sings about being home alone and distracting herself with p*rnography as she remembers a broken relationship.
Eilish stated that she is now angry at herself for believing it was acceptable to watch p*rn.
“I didn’t say no to bad things the first few times I had s*x. It was because I assumed that was what I was supposed to be attracted to “she stated.
Eilish, who began her career wearing baggy clothes to avoid people commenting on her body, became the youngest person in history to win all four of the top Grammy Awards in the same year when she took home the statuettes for new artist, album, record, and song of the year in 2020 at the age of 18.
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The singer admitted that her celebrity made it difficult for her to date. “It’s really difficult to meet people when, you know, people are either terrified of you or think you’re out of their league,” Eilish told Stern.
The singer also revealed that she had a bad case of Covid-19 over the summer, which could have killed her if she hadn’t been vaccinated.
She told Stern that she tested positive in August and had been sick for nearly two months.
“I didn’t die, and I wasn’t going to die, but that didn’t take away from how miserable I was. I mean, it was a disaster “she stated.
However, if she had not been immunized, things could have been much worse. She stated, ” “I want to be clear that I’m fine because of the vaccine. I believe I would have died if I hadn’t been immunized.”