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Billie Eilish Opened Up To Ellen About Living With Tourette's Syndrome

“It’s something I’ve lived with my whole life."

You've probably heard of singer Billie Eilish by now.

Last week, Billie was on Ellen, where she opened up about having Tourette's syndrome.

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“It’s something I’ve lived with my whole life,” she said. “Everybody in my family, all my friends, all the people that are closest to me know I have it and it’s not anything different.”

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“I just never said anything because I didn’t want that to define who I was. I didn’t want it to be ‘Billie Eilish — the artist with Tourette’s.’”

"I have ways of making [the tics] go away," she said. She also said that normally if an interview is taped, producers can edit out the tics.

But Billie said during one interview, she didn't know the questions weren't going to be edited out. "I'm sitting there answering the questions and I'm like *TIC* and everyone's like, 'That's so funny!'"

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This led to people creating compilations, thinking it was Billie just making funny facial expressions.

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After posting about having Tourette's last year on Instagram, Billie said a lot of people have shared that they also have it.

So not only is Billie brave for sharing her truth, she's inspiring others to share theirs.

Thank you for sharing, Billie. You're inspirational, talented, and so amazing.

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