January 20, 2014


Ke$ha's Mom on Her Daughter's Bulimia: "It's a Miracle She's Not Dead"

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While Ke$ha remains in rehab for an eating disorder, her mother continues to reveal the tragic extent of her daughter's struggle with bulimia. According to Pebe Sebert, Ke$ha's doctors told her it was "a miracle" she was still alive.

In an interview with People, Ke$ha's mother—who checked herself into the same rehab clinic as her daughter 10 days ago for stress treatment—shared the extent of her daughter's trouble.

"The doctors told me her blood pressure and sodium levels were so low, they'd never seen it that low except with someone who'd had a heart attack or stroke," Sebert told People. "They said it was a miracle she hadn't already dropped dead on stage."

In previous interviews, Ke$ha's mom placed part of the blame for her daughter's bulimia on her producer Dr. Luke, who she claims made Ke$ha feel embarrassed about her weight. Dr. Luke roundly denied all her allegations. Now, Pebe Sebert is targeting Ke$ha's former manager, David Sonenberg, for his alleged involvement in bullying the pop star over her weight.

"One time on a conference call, Sonenberg was screaming, 'You need to lose weight! I don't care what you do: Take drugs, not eat, stick your finger down your throat!'" Sebert told People. "I've watched my beautiful, self-confident, brilliant daughter be berated and ridiculed for her looks and weight to the point that she almost died."