Many celebrities have taken a stance to bring mental health issues into the spotlight and Bebe Rexha is the latest artist to reveal her recent diagnosis.
In a post on Instagram, the “Meant to Be” singer is sharing the news that she is bipolar.
“For the longest time, I didn’t understand why I felt so sick. Why I felt lows that made me not want to leave my house or be around people and why I felt highs that wouldn’t let me sleep, wouldn’t let me stop working or creating music. Now I know why,” she wrote in the post.
She continued, “I’m bipolar and I’m not ashamed anymore. That is all. (Crying my eyes out.)”
The 29-year-old went on to talk about new music and ask for acceptance.
“This next album will be favorite album ever because I’m not holding anything back. I love you all very much. And I hope you accept me as I am,” she posted. “I don’t want you to feel sorry for me. I just want you to accept me. That’s all. Love you.”
Bebe is the latest celeb to bring their issues with mental health to their fans. Justin Bieber has been sharing his struggles with fans saying, “Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird. I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on.”
Prior to Justin, Adam Lambert also sent a message to fans regarding his mental health.
“I’m coming out of a dark period of second-guessing my own artistry and having my mental health suffer because of it. I started asking myself, ‘is all this hustle really worth it?’ I put all my focus on my work and started to feel detached in my personal life. My self-worth was suffering. I was lonely and becoming depressed,” he wrote. “With a bit of professional help and the support of colleagues, friends and family, I pulled myself out of the darkness.
Bebe recently made chart history with Florida Georgia Line thanks to their hit song, “Meant to Be.” Their collaboration has spent an unprecedented 50 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, besting Sam Hunt’s previous 34-week record set last year with “Body Like A Back Road.”