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Ke$ha tweets bulimia rehab update: 'I'll be back soon and better than ever'

Ke$ha is doing well in rehab after almost dying from bulimia and anorexia.
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Ke$ha is on her way to a full recovery after almost dying from anorexia and bulimia.

A friend gave an update on Ke$ha's health via Twitter Jan. 21, and assured fans Kesha is doing well and getting stronger day by day. Ke$ha does not have access to Twitter because she's in rehab, but wanted to relay a message to her fans.

"This is Kesha's friend. She asked me to tweet an update for her because she doesn't have access to twitter right now," Kesha tweeted.

"[Ke$ha] says, 'THANK YOU. SOOO MUCH. I'm overwhelmed to tears by all of the love, letters, and support! I'll be back soon and better than ever.' She can't believe Timber is still number one! Party on!"

Kesha, 26, checked into rehab Jan. 3 to treat her anorexia and bulimia. Kesha's mother, Pebe Sebert, said Kesha had been anorexic and bulimic since age 18 (when she signed with her former manager, David Sonenberg), and had been repeatedly fat-shamed by Sonenberg.

Sebert said Sonenberg browbeat her to do whatever it took to lose weight, including resorting to bulimia, anorexia and drugs.

"One time on a conference call, Sonenberg was screaming, 'You need to lose weight! I don't care what you do — take drugs, not eat, stick your finger down your throat!" said Sebert. "Ke$ha was just weeping. She drove around afterward thinking about killing herself."

Sebert said Ke$ha's longtime music producer, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, joined in on the fat-shaming. Both Dr. Luke and Sonenberg have denied the weight-bullying accusations.

Sebert, who recently joined Ke$ha in rehab for post-traumatic stress, said her daughter almost died from anorexia and bulimia-induced starvation.

"I've watched my beautiful, self-confident, brilliant daughter be berated and ridiculed for her looks and weight to the point that she almost died," said Sebert.

"The doctors told me her blood pressure and sodium levels were so low, they'd never seen it that low except with someone who'd had a heart attack or stroke. They said it was a miracle she hadn't already dropped dead on stage."

Sebert said Kesha wants to use her bulimia battle as a platform to educate her fans about the dangers of eating disorders. “She wants to be a voice for this," said Sebert.

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