She’s inspiring fans with her candid confession. Bebe Rexha took to social media with a powerful message about her mental health on April 15. The singer revealed her bipolar diagnosis in a series of emotional tweets, garnering messages of support from people all over the world.
“For the longest time, I didn’t understand why I felt so sick,” the 29-year-old songstress began. “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.”
I’m bipolar and I’m not ashamed anymore. That is all. (Crying my eyes out.)
— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) April 15, 2019
She continued, “I’m bipolar and I’m not ashamed anymore. That is all. (Crying my eyes out).” The pop star also addressed how she’s ready to get more candid with fans than ever before. “This next album will be favorite album ever because I’m not holding anything back,” Bebe wrote in another tweet. “I love you all very much. And I hope you accept me as I am.”
According to MayoClinic, “Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).” Symptoms can vary from person to person and can change over time.
In her last tweet, Bebe revealed why she decided to open up about her diagnosis. “I don’t want you to feel sorry for me. I just want you to accept me,” she wrote. “That’s all. Love you.”
The singer has made great strides in her career recently, having been nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 2019 Grammys for her “Meant to Be” collaboration. Fans were not only inspired by her accomplishment, but also her statement clapping back at body-shamers.
“Im sorry, I had to get this off my chest. If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size,” she wrote at the time, revealing that some designers wouldn’t style her for the star-studded ceremony. “Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less then by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys.”
Now, she continues to set a positive example and fans couldn’t be more proud.