Kesha Talks Depression And Eating Disorder Battle, Announcing: 'I Have Decided To Take My Life Back'

It's been a very difficult few months for the US singer.

16/05/2016 14:09 | Updated 16 May 2016

Kesha has spoken about her battle with depression and an eating disorder, after being trolled about her body on Instagram. 

The 'True Colors' singer opened up about her mental health issues after posting a series of topless pictures on the photo sharing site, which were the subject of abusive comments from some of her followers. 

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The 29-year-old, who recently lost a legal battle to end her recording contract with Sony after claiming she was raped by producer and label boss Dr Luke, told fans she refused to be defined by her struggles, stating: "I have decided to take my life back."

Sharing an a photo of herself with both middle fingers in the air on Instagram, she wrote: "I have been battling depression and an eating disorder for a while now.

"My career is in a strange place and it feels like I'm fighting an uphill fight some days. but I have decided to take my life back. my freedom. my happiness. my voice. my worth. I will not just fucking be quiet and hide.

"Today I will say fuck it and live. So FUUUUUUUUCK it. today I'm making that choice. AND IM HAPPY AS A DAMN CLAM."

She added: "And also a big ol fuck u if u wanna hate on my body. just remember that makes u look like a dickhead."

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Kesha first filed a lawsuit against Dr Luke - real name Lukasz Gottwald - back in 2014, and the producer immediately refuted her claims, filing his own counter lawsuit.

Her most recent court defeat is the second high-profile loss for Kesha, who was supported by many fans and prominent musicians back in February, when she lost a separate appeal for the termination of her contract.

The deal, signed when Kesha was 18, means that she is required to complete and release six more albums on Dr Luke’s label Kemosabe Records, a subsidiary of Sony.

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