Billie Eilish Opens Up About Tourette’s Syndrome in Recent Interview

By: Roxie Jenkin

On David Letterman’s Netflix show, "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction," Billie Eilish broke her silence about living with Tourette Syndrome.

Tourette Syndrome, according to the CDC, is a “condition of the nervous system,” that causes people to have tics. Tics are “sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people do repeatedly,” that their bodies cannot stop from happening.

She experienced tics after there was a change in lighting during the interview. Eilish told Letterman that if you, “film [her] for long enough, you’re gonna see lots of tics.”

The 20-year-old Grammy winning singer was diagnosed with the neurological disorder at age 11. She said that people often don’t notice her tics and that they are “things you would never notice if you're just having a conversation with [her]."

She also expressed that her tics are “very exhausting,” but she accepts that they are “part of [her],” and that she has “made friends with it.”