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Kesha looks healthy after rehab for eating disorders anorexia and bulimia

Kesha looks healthy on red carpet after ending rehab for anorexia and bulimia.
Kesha looks healthy on red carpet after ending rehab for anorexia and bulimia.
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Singer Kesha looked healthy and happy in her first red-carpet appearance since completing a two-month stint in rehab for anorexia and bulimia.

Kesha donned an elegant black floor-length evening gown at the Humane Society's 60th anniversary benefit gala in Beverly Hills.

"She's doing great," a friend told People. "She looks and feels fantastic. She has eliminated all of the negative people and influences in her life."

As part of her post-rehab fresh start, Kesha also dropped the $ sign from her moniker and her Twitter handle. Kesha entered rehab to seek treatment for the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia on Jan. 3.

At the time, Kesha was unhealthy after a dramatic weight loss and almost died from starvation, according to her mother, Pebe Sebert.

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 him. Kesha's longtime music producer, Dr. Luke, reportedly joined in on the weight-bullying.

Sebert said Sonenberg encouraged Kesha's anorexia and bulimia by browbeating her to do whatever it took to speed up her weight loss, including doing drugs, vomiting and starving herself. Both Dr. Luke and Sonenberg have denied the fat-shaming accusations.

Meanwhile, Sebert slammed rumors that the singer was treated for drug and alcohol addiction. Sebert said Kesha wants to use her bulimia battle as a platform to educate her fans about the dangers of eating disorders. Kesha, who canceled the last part of her five-leg Warrior Tour to stay in rehab, is also excited about pursuing her music again now that she's well.