billie eilish She says living with Tourette’s syndrome is stressful, and it’s saturated her with people calling it a joke.
Billy sat with David Letterman For his Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” he opened up about a Turrett…something you rarely do.
The 20-year-old singer told Dave, “If you picture me long enough, you’ll see a lot of tics.”
She talked about how hard it is to interact with people who make fun of it…”It’s really weird, I didn’t talk about it at all. The most common way people react is by laughing because they think I’m trying to be funny. They think I’m going [imitates tic] As a funny move. And so they went, ‘Ha,’ and I always get incredibly offended by that. “
“or they go [looks around] ‘what?’ Then I go, I have a Turrett”
Bailey went on to explain her tics always, whether it was subtle like moving her ears back and forth, tapping her jaw or flexing certain muscles. She said, “These are things you would never notice if you were just having a conversation with me, but to me they are very stressful.”
Now though, she says she’s accepted it… “I made friends with her, so now I’m confident about that.”