Billie Eilish Gets Candid About Tourette Syndrome


We’re back with Billie Eilish. And so you’ve got huge– I mean, like you’ve got fans
that are Julia Roberts, Sam Smith, Thom Yorke. Dave Grohl is here. He’s a huge fan of yours. You know, I mean, like
you have major people that are fans of yours. It’s unreal. It’s crazy because,
like, I don’t know. I feel like recently
I’ve met a lot of people that my parents
grew up as fans of. Right. You know, and that’s no
disrespect to your age– Right. –Dave. [LAUGHS] [LAUGHTER] But– no, but it’s– I think that’s when
it really hits me. Yeah. Because, you know, I was in– I was even in a meeting
with Stella McCartney, and she Face Timed her dad,
which is Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney. Right. So, you know, my mom cried. My dad cried. Yeah. Like, it was– your
eyes are so beautiful. [LAUGHTER] Me? Yeah, you. Oh. I thought you were
still telling a story. No. Your eyes are beautiful. Thank you. Yeah. Thank you. Yeah. All right. So– so that– is that who
freaked you out the most, is Paul McCartney, do you think? Probably. I feel like probably. But, in London, Sporty
Spice came backstage. Oh. And– Sporty Spice. –that meant something to you? It did. Did you follow the Spice Girls? You’re too young for that. OK. Can I tell you something? Well, you’re here. So– [LAUGHTER] You might as well. So when I was growing
up, I would watch– growing up. [LAUGHS] I’m 17. [LAUGHS] We would watch Spice World. Like, I watched that
movie like 40 times. And I thought it was, like, a
fictional movie about a group of girls who were in a group. And they sang. And I thought that was it. Yeah. I was like– and I remember
like some– like, Spice Girls, I was like, oh, my god. They’re reenacting the movie. Yeah. [LAUGHTER] Because I thought it was like– I thought I was like a fictional
movie about some girls– Right. –called the Spice Girl. Right. It wasn’t. No, no. [LAUGHTER] And so you spoke
about something that I think is really important and– and brave, that you didn’t
intend to speak about, but that you have
Tourette’s syndrome, and that it comes
out at certain times. But I think that’s amazing that
you spoke about it because you kind of take away the,
you know, scariness of it. It’s something I’ve
lived with my whole life. And everybody knows. Like, 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, you know? And I just never said anything
because I didn’t want to– I didn’t want that
to define who I was. I don’t want it to
be like, Billie, the artist with Tourette’s,
Billie Eilish is on Ellen. Yeah. I have ways of kind of
making them go away. So if I’m on like– if it’s
like an on camera interview or whatever– That’s what this is. Yes, it is. [LAUGHTER] But, normally, if it’s
like a pretaped thing, they cut out the questions. Right. And that’s when I let them out. But then there was
this one interview where they didn’t
tell me they weren’t going to cut the questions out. So I’m– I’m sitting there,
answering the questions like, uh huh. And then they– they start
asking me a question, and I’m like. And then everyone’s
like, that’s so funny. And they made a whole– Yeah. There was tons of compilations,
like, this is so funny that Billie did this facial
expression, when really it’s just a bunch of tics. Right. Well, no. I think it– like
I said, I think it’s a good thing
that you– you– because I am sure
a lot of people have that, and look at where you
are, and look at what you have accomplished, and you
haven’t let that even make you feel like there’s
something wrong with it. Because it’s not. It’s just part of who you are. I think I’ve also really learned
that, like, a lot of my fans have it. Yeah. Like, which made me feel kind
of more at home with saying it. Yeah. Because I remember
post– and also I felt like there was
a connection there. I felt like when
I said that, there were kids that were posting
and being like, oh, my god. I’ve always had this. Yeah. Like, now she has it and she’s
who I can look up to with it. But– Yeah, no. I think it’s– like I said, I
think a lot of people watching now that, you know, maybe didn’t
hear you say it before will be like, well, I have it, too. And that’s great. Mhm.

100 Replies to “Billie Eilish Gets Candid About Tourette Syndrome”

  1. "You spoke about something….that you didn't intend to speak about. That you have Tourette syndrome" Hahaha! Definition of tourettes? 😜

  2. Thank you young woman, for speaking up about your personal medical problem, maybe you have saved someone's life who could not handle theirs but just maybe you gave them hope.

  3. My brother suffers from severe Tourette’s… his arm jerks more so when he’s anxious or threatened like his arm jerks back it’s like he’s pulling his arm back but also clutching and in clutching his hand as well

  4. Yes, this girl speaks the truth: Ellen Degeneres's eyes are beautiful but most people do not realize that even though they watch The Ellen Show everyday of their lives. Come on, wake up, masses!

  5. I have Tourette’s too and I’ve looked up to Billie for it and I’ve always wished there was a famous person with Tourette’s and then Billie became famous and now I look up to her so much!❤️

  6. There's a difference between having tics and Tourette's syndrome. Tourette's is far more pervasive and uncontrollable. It sounds to me, evidenced by the fact she is able to (somewhat) control them, that she just gets tics.

  7. Can this comment be used as a future reference for when Billie Eilish comes out? She‘s either lesbian or bisexual. I am calling it now!

  8. Ellen said that Billie has a threat syndrome??? what is that supposed to be.. she can stab someone? she shouldn't be in public then. She could've stab Ellen and others.

  9. Waoo No se ingles pero nunca había tenido tanto interés en una entrevista Billie perfecta, bella, preciosa de otro mundo.

  10. My son is 10 and has tourettes. It seems strange at first, but after a while it doesn't. Fear of the unknown is powerful but senseless.

  11. Getting a strong satanic tranny vibe from this dude Billie… anyone else see the nasty interview where she’s creepily grinning about loving babies and then next thing she says is she loves blood and how it tastes too?…. satanist cannibal pigs

  12. When you're a teenager, Tourettes Syndrome is much worse. I have Tourettes Syndrome and deal with it on a daily basis and as a teenager, it's so much worse. It starts to calm down once you've reached full adulthood after puberty which is what I've heard. I'm very surprised she's able to keep it in most of time especially since she's only seventeen. Regardless, I'm very proud that she's dealing with it so well.

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