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Kesha unrecognizable without glitter: Rehab 'saved my life,' 14 new songs coming

Kesha unrecognizable on the cover of “Teen Vogue” isn’t the only thing about the 27-year-old singer making news today; the pop star has also opened up on her eating disorder and how rehab honestly “saved [her] life.” Putting away the glitter for the time being, Kesha recently revealed how she became a true “Warrior” on her own terms, even writing 14 new songs in the process. A combination of her stunning photos in the cover spread and the “Die Young” crooner’s interview are examined by Wet Paint News this Friday, June 27.

Kesha unrecognizable on Teen Vogue
Teen Vogue, MTV Style (ACTU Net)

Kesha has recently explained that she’s so grateful she went to rehab for her eating disorder. Not only did it change her way of thinking and help her combat an ongoing struggle with bulimia, but the time spent on self-healing and reflection also aided her in regards to music. The initially unrecognizable magazine cover of the star looking fresh and beautiful also reveals inside how she wrote 14 new songs for an upcoming album after checking herself into rehabilitation.

In her exclusive interview, Kesha admits that she felt herself losing her way after the success of her last musical record, “Warrior.” Since then, she decided to take matters into her own hands to help herself, and that meant confronting the health issue directly and going to rehab. Now, however, it all seems to have paid off. The “Your Love is My Drug” singer appears absolutely stunning in her Teen Vogue photos, ditching the glitter and the “insanity” for a bit to offer a lighter, softer, and more natural side.

“Let’s just get the elephant out of the room,” she shares in the new interview. “My eating disorder is something I’ve been struggling with for a while. People will make up stories, but I went to rehab for an eating disorder — nothing more and nothing less.”

According to E! Online, Kesha also went on to admit that her struggles began while working on her songs for “Warrior.” She called the whole process a challenging one at times, and that she felt her spirit was being worn away, little by little. Eventually, the stress of everything caught up with her. Kesha might look unrecognizable now, but she said it was only after she realized she wasn’t the “animal” she wanted to be and wanted to actively change. Rehab was a way for her to forge through the pain and find her passion once again.

“I was fighting like hell to keep my whole irreverent essence and everything raw and visceral that I stand for in it, but in the end I was promoting something that wasn’t the animal I wanted it to be,” she says. “I decided to face my problem head-on.”

Truth be told, Kesha has acknowledged, rehab likely saved her life. She feels that the breakdown itself was exceedingly difficult, but it made her see things clearly afterwards. The professional help she received for her eating disorder also brought clarity to her music. She reveals in "Teen Vogue" that with the makeup, partying, and glitter temporarily gone, she was able to write over a dozen new songs, and is working on incorporating them into a new album.

“To have a breakthrough you have to have a breakdown, and I definitely went through both of those — in hindsight, it saved my life. The whole process has made me so much stronger and ready to take my life by the horns and make a record that I'm going to be proud of and not care what anybody else thinks!"

The Kesha unrecognizable cover seems to carry with it a clean start and slate for 27-year-old pop star in terms of both her looks and her music. It’s incredibly refreshing to hear that Kesha is doing well again after rehab, and that she is ready to prove herself once more. After all, if you don’t feel confident and comfortable with the animal inside of you, it’s virtually impossible to share that inner talent and vitality with the world.

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