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Billie Eilish hit accelerate – spring/summer 2020
Billie wears upcycled Carhartt WIP puffer jacket custom-made by Duran Lantink, cotton t-shirt Raf Simons, tracksuit trousers Nike, sheer gloves Wing + Weft. Bikers wear all clothes and accessories Alpine Stars throughoutPhotography Harmony Korine, Styling Emma Wyman

Billie Eilish opens up about starving herself and taking diet pills

The singer discussed her ‘horrible body relationship’ and dealing with body shaming online in her cover interview for Vanity Fair

Over the past few years, Billie Eilish has highlighted the issues she has faced growing up in the spotlight, from body dysmorphia and shaming to being sexualised online.

Now, in a new interview for Vanity Fair – shot by former Dazed 100er Quil Lemons – the singer has opened up further about her “horrible body relationship” that caused her to self-harm. “The reason I used to cut myself was because of my body,” she says. “To be quite honest with you, I only started wearing baggy clothes because of my body.”

Elsewhere, Eilish talks about taking diet pills when her relationship with her body was at its worst. “I wasn't really eating. I was, like, starving myself,” she explains. “I remember taking a pill that told me that it would make me lose weight and it only made me pee the bed – when I was 12.”

While she is in a much better place now, she explains that her fame exacerbated the situation, with trolls commenting on her body and her choice of baggy fit clothing. “I thought that I would be the only one dealing with my hatred for my body, but I guess the internet also hates my body. So that’s great.”

Read the full interview here or our profile on the singer from the spring/summer 2020 issue.