AceShowbiz - Billie Eilish has opened up more about her Tourette's Syndrome. When discussing the matter on "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman", the "Bad Guy" hitmaker admitted that she's often left offended by people who laugh at her tics.
"If you film me for long enough, you're going to see lots of tics," the 20-year-old told David Letterman. "I don't care. It's really weird, I haven't talked about it at all. The most common way people react is they laugh, because they think that I'm trying to be funny. They think I'm [ticcing] as, like, a funny move… And I'm always left incredibly offended by that."
"What's funny is so many people have it that you would never know. A couple artists came forward and said 'I've actually always had Tourette's,' " she divulged. "And I'm not gonna out them, because they don't want to talk about it, but that was really interesting to me. I was like, 'You do?! What?' "
Billie went on to note that she was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome when she was 11 years old. She mentioned that her tics are mostly wiggling her ear or twitching her arm muscle. While it was hard at first for her to live with the "very exhausting" condition, the Grammy-winning artist revealed that she has "made friends with it" and is "pretty confident in it."
David then told Billie, "I hope to God what we've done didn't exacerbate this," adding, "I know nothing about [Tourette's]." In response, the younger sister of FINNEAS replied, "I actually really love answering questions about it because it's very, very interesting. And I am incredibly confused by it, and I don't get it."
Billie previously talked about her Tourette's Syndrome during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" back in 2019. She said, "It's something I've lived with my whole life… I just never said anything about it because I didn't want that to define who I was. I didn't want to be 'the artist with Tourette's'," before adding, "I also learned that a lot of my fans have it and it makes me feel kinda more at home with saying it."