BILLIE Eilish has revealed she nearly had a breakdown and shaved her head like Britney Spears.
The 18-year-old superstar, who has suffered from depression, told how she felt she was spiralling out of control last year, in a new interview with Vogue.
Billie Eilish has revealed she nearly had a breakdown and shaved her head like Britney Spears
Britney, 37, famously shaved her head and attacked a photographer’s car in 2007 after her kids were taken away from her following the breakdown of her marriage to Kevin Federline.
Then aged 26, the singer went off the rails at the height of her fame and Billie, who swept the board at the 2020 Grammys last month, saw warning signs in herself when she went on tour last year.
Referencing Britney’s iconic downward spiral, from which she has since recovered, Billie told Vogue.com: “All the scandals. The Britney moment. You grow up thinking they’re pretty and they’re skinny; why would they f**k it up? But the bigger I get, the more I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, of course they had to do that.’
“In my dark places I’ve worried that I was going to become the stereotype that everybody thinks every young artist becomes, because how can they not?
Britney shaved her head and attacked a photographer’s car in 2007, before being admitted to hospital in January 2008 Credit: BackGrid
Britney spears, pictured before she shaved her head in 2007 Credit: Getty Images
Britney, pictured at the Once Upon a Time In Hollywood premiere last year, has returned to the limelight Credit: Reuters
She added: “Last year, when I was at my lowest point during the tour in Europe, I was worried I was going to have a breakdown and shave my head.”
Billie won album of the year for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, at the ceremony, after she made the record with her brother Finneas O’Connell in their childhood home in LA.
She replaced Taylor Swift as the youngest person ever to win the award, also triumphing in song of the year, record of the year, and best new artist categories.
Her debut album references depression and suicidal thoughts in a series of dark pop tracks.
Billie scooped five Grammy awards following the release of her debut album Credit: Reuters
Billie spotted in California after her Grammys success Credit: 2020 Star Max
But the singer admitted she has never wanted to take her own life, telling the magazine: “I had never felt suicidal, and I didn’t want to feel that way, but I liked the idea of writing a song about something I didn’t know about.”
However, she suffered from depression which stemmed from hitting puberty.
She explained: “I just hated my body. I would have done anything to be in a different one.
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The star says in her interview with Vogue that depression hit when she reached puberty Credit: Harley Weir for Vogue Magazine