Billie Eilish, the Grammy-winning singer, has spoken about her addiction to watching pornography since she was 11 years old, and how it gave her nightmares and messed up her dating life.
On Monday, Eilish, who turns 20 on Saturday, appeared on “The Howard Stern Show” on Sirius XM radio.
“Porn is a disgrace in my opinion. To be honest, I used to watch a lot of porn. “I started watching porn when I was like 11,” the “Bad Guy” singer said, adding that it helped her feel cool and like she was “one of the guys.”
“I think it really destroyed my brain, and I feel incredibly devastated that I was exposed to so much porn,” she continued, adding that she suffered nightmares as a result of some of the content she watched being so violent and abusive.
Eilish is known for her often dark lyrics and was homeschooled in Los Angeles. She has seven Grammy Awards.
On her second album, “Happier Than Ever,” she sings about being home alone and distracting herself with pornography as she recalls a broken relationship in the ballad “Male Fantasy.”
Eilish stated that she is now angry at herself for believing that watching porn was acceptable.
“When I first started having sex, I didn’t say no to things that weren’t good. It was because I assumed that’s what I should be attracted to “She stated.
Eilish, who began her career wearing baggy clothes to avoid people commenting on her body, became the youngest person in history to win all four of the top Grammy Awards in the same year when she won new artist, album, record, and song of the year in 2020 at the age of 18.
The singer claimed that her celebrity made it difficult for her to date. “It’s really difficult to meet people when they’re either terrified of you or think you’re out of their league,” Eilish told Stern.
The singer also revealed that she contracted Covid-19 over the summer, which could have killed her if she hadn’t been immunized.
She told Stern she tested positive in August and had been sick for nearly two months.
“I didn’t die, and I wasn’t going to die, but that didn’t change how miserable I was. I mean, it was dreadful “She stated.
Things could have been much worse if she hadn’t been immunized. She stated: “I want it to be clear that I’m fine because of the vaccine. I think if I hadn’t been vaccinated, I would have died because it was so bad.”