March 13, 2014
Could Kesha actually be a role model?
Chart sensation Kesha has left rehab following two months of treatment for the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. Kesha, who entered rehab on the 3rd January, took to Twitter to thank her fans for supporting her, saying: "Happy to be back! Feeling healthy & working on tons of new music. I can't thank my fans enough for all the love & support u have given me." Kesha is one of the celebrities in a long line who have admitted to, and been treated for an eating disorder, and many people criticise them for 'coming out' about their struggles. It could, however, be seen as a positive thing that they decide to admit to these struggles though. As not only does it mean that other people who suffer from eating disorders will see that it's ok to accept help, but it may also be a wake up call for anyone suffering with an eating disorder who isn't yet aware of it. According to www.anred.com, 1% of female adolescents suffer from anorexia; while this may sound like a small number, it's 10,000 in every million! Doesn't sound so small now, eh? Although this figure is specific to adolescent females, both men and women, of all ages can develop eating disorders. As if that's not scary enough, many people aren't even aware they have one. Accepting it can be one of the hardest parts, but it's vital to begin the road to recovery. With celebrities such as Kesha admitting that they need help, it could lead to many other people realising that they also need to seek medical advice, and hopefully win the battle with eating disorders.