“Many people have it and you’d never know”: Billie Eilish Has a Medical Condition Almost No one is Aware of

Billie Eilish has Tourette's Syndrome and David Letterman was quite concerned about her!

"Many people have it and you'd never know": Billie Eilish Has a Medical Condition Almost No one is Aware of


  • Billie Eilish is an iconic singer and songwriter who has come a long way since 2015.
  • Having several awards to her name, the singer revealed in an interview with David Letterman that she suffers from a disorder.
  • While Letterman seemed concerned for Eilish, the singer stated that she doesn't really talk about it but she suffers from Tourette's Syndrome!
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Being an iconic singer and songwriter with a plethora of songs to her name, Billie Eilish is probably one of the most famous singers out there. Known for a dark theme to her songs with a catchy beat, Eilish’s songs are listened to worldwide.

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What the people are unaware of, however, is that the singer suffers from a disorder. In an interview with David Letterman, Billie Eilish confessed that she had been suffering from a disorder that caused her to have certain repeated “tics” over which she had no control. Eilish revealed to David Letterman that she suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome!

Billie Eilish in the video for "No Time to Die." | Photo: Youtube
Billie Eilish in the video for “No Time to Die.” | Photo: Youtube

Billie Eilish Suffers From Tourette’s Syndrome!

Finding fame back in 2015 for singing the song Ocean Eyes, Billie Eilish went on to gain popularity quite rapidly. The fame grew exponentially when the singer dropped the song Bad Guy. With a catchy beat and dark lyrics, the song reached number one on the Hot 100.

Billie Eilish in Ocean Eyes
Billie Eilish in Ocean Eyes

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Furthering her career with albums and singing songs for movies, Eilish career looks promising. A recent interview with Eilish and Letterman, however, might just make the people respect her even more. In My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, the singer revealed that she suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome!

For the unversed, Tourette’s Syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable repetitive movements or random sounds.


“[Eilish is distracted and jittery] No I’m ticking. The lights [her reason of ticking]. If you film me for long enough you’re gonna see lots of ticks. I don’t care.”

David Letterman respectfully asked her whether they could talk about the disorder and Eilish had no problems answering him.

“Yeah, absolutely. No, it’s really weird. I haven’t talked about it at all. The most common way people react is they laugh. Because they think like I’m trying to be funny. And I’m always left incredibly offended by that. So many people have it that you would never know. A couple artists came forward and said, ‘I’ve always had Tourette’s’ but that was actually really interesting to me”.

David Letterman handed the matter with the utmost respect as he kept checking up on Billie Eilish and asking her whether she needed anything. The interviewer stated that he didn’t know anything about Tourette’s but it was a really interesting subject to talk about.


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Billie Eilish in the music video for 'When the Party’s Over'
Billie Eilish in the music video for ‘When the Party’s Over’

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Having some controversial opinions on her name, Billie Eilish recently incurred the wrath of the world when she revealed a certain statement. In an interview with Pitchfork, Eilish revealed that she hates it when ugly men get the prettiest-looking girls at prom.

It’s where the most beautiful girls get asked by the worst dudes to prom…Why is every pretty girl with a horrible-looking man, I don’t understand. You give an ugly guy a chance, he thinks he rules the world. I swear to God, because they got a hot girl they can be horrible? Like you’re still ugly though.”

The singer recently made rounds with her latest song What Was I Made For? and she also has an Oscar to her name for the 2021 movie No Time to Die. The interview of Eilish alongside David Letterman is available to stream on Netflix around the world.


Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.