AceShowbiz - Singer Kesha, formerly stylized as Ke$ha, never imagined she would learn to like her "junk" after battling body confidence and eating disorder issues for years. The "Tik Tok" hitmaker struggled to accept her curves during her youth, but kept her insecurities and personal problems a secret from her family, friends, and fans as she rose to stardom in 2009.
"I thought I had to be very tough and really strong and portray that I didn't give a f**k, and that just was not the case," Kesha told Cosmopolitan magazine. "I was pretending like everything was great all the time."
She eventually hit rock bottom in 2014, when she realised she could no longer keep up the charade and checked into a treatment facility to combat her dangerous dieting.
"The final straw was when I was with my mom at a family dinner party and I was so anxious," she recalled. "Driving home, I had to pull over, and I was like, I can't keep this secret anymore. It was scary, but I finally put my foot down and chose life."
Seeking professional help marked a big step forward for Kesha, and she has since grown to accept her larger figure, adopting a new stance when it comes to promoting body positivity.
"That was a huge turning point," Kesha, 31, shared of her rehab stint. "I'm not a size. I'm not a number. I am a strong, bada**, motherf**king woman, and quite frankly, I like my junk [butt]. Ten years ago, I never thought I'd be able to say that."