Bebe Rexha Shares Bipolar Diagnosis In Emotional Post
Bebe Rexha has opened up about her mental health in a raw post on social media.
The singer, 29, got candid with her 1.3 million Twitter followers in a series of emotional tweets, revealing her diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
"For the longest time, I didn’t understand why I felt so sick," she wrote. "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. Now I know why."
"I’m bipolar and I’m not ashamed anymore. That is all. (Crying my eyes out.)"
She continued that she didn't wish for anyone to "feel sorry" for her, but rather she just wanted fans to "accept her."
Rexha added that the diagnosis has since inspired her with a different approach to how she will create her music, explaining:
"This next album will be favourite album ever because I’m not holding anything back. I love you all very much. And I hope you accept me as I am."
Fans were quick to praise the star for her honestly, with many revealing they too share the singer's diagnosis and thanking her for shining a light on mental health issues.
"Chin up and be proud! As a father of a young woman imo we need more people like you for our daughters to aspire to be like," one fan wrote.
Another added, "I'm bipolar too. Thank you for always speaking about mental health. Thank you for sharing this with us. You're an amazing woman, so strong and talented and beautiful and brave. I love you."
Just one day prior to revealing her diagnosis, the "Last Hurrah" songstress posted to her Instagram story thanking her dedicated fans for their continued support in a video.
"That means everything to me," she said on Sunday. "So today I am grateful for all my fans and for all the people who believed in me and supported me. So, I guess thank you very much if you're watching this."