REPORT: Bebe Rexha Reveals She Has Bipolar Disorder!
Updated: Apr 18, 2019
For those of you who may not know, Bebe Rexha is not just an epically talented singer, but is also an illustrious songwriter behind some of your fav artists and their biggest hits including RIhanna, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas and more!
That's right, and since stepping onto the music scene, Bebe has extended her ascension by collaborating with more of pop's powerhouses like Nicki Minaj. Cardi B, and and Lil Wayne. In 2018, the grammy award winning artist/writer released her debut studio album, Expectations, but this past week Bebe opened up about a new kind of pressure she's been feeling.
The 'No Broken Hearts' singer recently took to social media to reveal that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In a tweet regarding the news, Rexha wrote : "I don't want you to feel sorry for me," Bebe Rexha said in disclosing her diagnosis. "I just want you to accept me."
Check out the FULL story below via NBC News:
Singer Bebe Rexha announced Monday that she has bipolar disorder.
Rexha, 29, disclosed the diagnosis in a series of tweets.
"For the longest time, I didn't understand why I felt so sick. Why I felt lows that made me not want to leave my house or be around people and why I felt highs that wouldn't let me sleep, wouldn't let me stop working or creating music," she wrote. "Now I know why."
She continued: "I'm bipolar and I'm not ashamed anymore."
The singer, whose real name is Bleta Rexha, also said she did not want to be pitied.
"I don't want you to feel sorry for me," she said. "I just want you to accept me."
Other celebrities who have spoken out about having bipolar disorder include rapper Kanye West, who did so last year, and singer Mariah Carey, who told People magazine in 2018 that she learned that she had the disorder in 2001.
"Until recently, I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me," Carey told People. "It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn't do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music."