Hardly any other musician is starting out as successfully as 17-year-old newcomer Billie Eilish. But what only a few people know so far is that the little pop sensation is carrying around a serious illness. Because the singer is affected by Tourette's syndrome. But instead of trying to keep it a secret from the public, the singer has decided to be open about the illness. She told The Ellen DeGeneres Show a few days ago: "I've lived with it my whole life. I just never said anything about it because I didn't want it to define who I am. I didn't want to be 'the artist with Tourette'."
In the end she got a lot of support from her fans: "I also learned that a lot of my fans have it." In the interview, the singer also recalled a moment when her mother and father broke down in tears when Beatles legend Paul McCartney FaceTimed them. Billie previously told fashion designer Stella McCartney, the singer's daughter, that her parents are huge fans of her dad. Speaking on the Ellen show, which also featured Dave Grohl, the American said: "I think lately I've met a lot of people that my parents are fans of… you know, I don't want to disrespect your age speaking…Dave I was in a meeting with Stella McCartney and she [facetimed] her dad who is Paul McCartney!My mom was crying my dad was crying."