Billie Eilish opened up about life with Tourette Syndrome during a new in-depth Netflix interview.
The special, filmed as part of the My next guest doesn’t need an introduction David Letterman saw the singer-songwriter chat with the former late-night host about fame, music and their upbringing.
Once, a change in the lighting in the room caused Eilish to tick.
“If you film me long enough, you’ll see a lot of tics,” she said. “I don’t care. It’s really weird, I haven’t talked about it at all.
“The most common reaction of people is that they laugh, [think] that I’m trying to be funny,” she revealed. “And I’m always incredibly offended by that.”
“What’s funny is that so many people have it, you’d never know,” she continued, revealing that “a few artists have it [Tourette’s]’, adding that she wouldn’t ‘out’ them.
After Letterman expressed concern that the interview setup had made her condition worse, Eilish replied, “Not at all.”
“I’m very happy to answer questions about it because it’s very, very interesting. And I’m incredibly confused about it. I do not get it.”
Eilish was diagnosed when she was 11 and had “minor” tics as a child.
“They’re very exhausting for me,” she said, adding that she’s “comfortable with it now.”
Also among the six new episodes of my next guest were interviews with Will Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Durant and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The series is available to stream now on Netflix.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/billie-eilish-tic-netflix-david-letterman-b2084319.html Billie Eilish opens up about Tourette Syndrome in a new Netflix interview