Billie Eilish Gets 'Offended' By People's Reactions To Her Tourette’s Syndrome

Taylor Sakellis
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Billie Eilish is one of the most successful singer-songwriters of our time. The 20-year-old musician has been in the spotlight for the better part of five years and has experienced a lot of criticism in that time. Now, the "Bad Guy" singer is opening up about the way she's been treated due to her Tourette syndrome in a heartbreaking new interview with David Letterman.

It's nearly impossible to turn on the radio these days without hearing a song by Billie Eilish.

Billie, who co-writes her songs with her uber-talented brother Finneas, has received 7 Grammy awards to date. If that wasn't cool enough, Billie also got the honor of singing Daniel Craig's final James Bond film theme song, "No Time to Die."

Despite her many successes at such a young age, Billie has had to deal with people being super rude about her Tourette's Syndrom.

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Giphy | Saturday Night Live

The 20-year-old has opened up about her condition before but recently got more candid than ever while appearing on David Letterman's Netflix show, My Next Guest.

"If you film me for long enough, you're going to see lots of tics," she told the late-night legend, as reported by "The BBC."

Billie said that she doesn't experience tics while performing and that some tics have dissipated over time. However, there are still some she deals with on a regular basis.

"These are things you would never notice if you're just having a conversation with me," she explained, "but for me, they're very exhausting."

The 20-year-old went on to explain that the reaction that upsets her the most is when people laugh and think she's trying to be funny while experiencing a tic.

"I'm always left incredibly offended by that," she admitted.

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Giphy | Billie Eilish

Billie added that despite the mixed reactions, she's happy to talk about her experience with TS.

“It’s very, very interesting, and I am incredibly confused by it,” she explained. “I don’t get it.”

The singer went on to add that she has had fellow celebrities confine in her that they also have TS.

"A couple artists came forward and said, ‘I’ve actually always had Tourette’s,’ and I’m not gonna out them because they don’t wanna talk about it, but that was actually really interesting to me," she added.

h/t: BBC