Ke$ha has entered rehab seeking treatment for an eating disorder

Published Saturday, Jan 4 2014, 07:48 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Ke$ha has entered rehab to "learn to love herself again" as she battles an eating disorder.

The 'Tik Tok' singer issued a statement to her fans saying she'll be away for a while facing her demons.

Ke$ha in concert on her Warrior Tour at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, America - 25 May 2013

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Ke$ha, 26, told TMZ: "I'm a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I've found it hard to practice."

She went on to say: "I'll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder... to learn to love myself again, exactly as I am."

Ke$ha backstage on the Conan O'Brien show (1 May)

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The popstar has issued no further comment on social media about her illness or her self-imposed exile.

The last time she checked in with her fans on Twitter, she posted a picture of her new tattoo of a smiley face.

Ke$ha gets a tattoo of a smiley face on her foot to mark 2014 - January 2014

© Twitter / @keshasuxx

Ke$ha gets a tattoo of a smiley face on her foot to mark 2014 - January 2014

© Twitter / @keshasuxx

She wrote: "Cheers to this year being the best year ever. 2014 gon be the year of truth and freedom."

Ke$ha - who has her own reality TV show called My Crazy Beautiful Life - is said to have been admitted to a Chicago treatment facility on Friday morning (3 January).

The star is reportedly staying in the same centre where Demi Lovato has also received treatment for her past issues.

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