EntertainmentBillie Eilish opens up about the dark side of fame and lost friendships

Billie Eilish opens up about the dark side of fame and lost friendships

Billie Eilish candidly about the price of fame
Billie Eilish candidly about the price of fame
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2:58 PM EDT, June 10, 2024

Billie Eilish, one of the biggest musical stars in the world, gave a very candid interview. The singer admitted that fame has many sad consequences, one of which is the loss of contact with longtime friends.

When we think about fame, we often consider only its positive aspects. Money, influence, cars, clothes, opportunities—these are the first things that come to mind when we see very famous people. At first glance, we might think we would give anything to have even half of what the biggest stars worldwide possess. However, we forget they are just like us and have the same problems.

Stars regularly try to explain that fame is not as glamorous as it seems in many aspects. They talk about issues with stalkers, their inability to leave their homes, go shopping, or have dinner in peace, and their constant need to move with security because there are fans who want to harm them. Many stars emphasize that they don't have real friends because they don't know whom to trust. This is precisely the issue Billie Eilish, an idol of the younger generation, discussed.

Billie Eilish talked about the price of fame

Billie Eilish is one of the most talented and recognizable singers today. She has been at the top of the music scene for several years. For the song "What Was I Made For," which she created with her brother for the hit movie "Barbie," she received an Oscar. She is only 22 years old and has already inspired the world, introducing a new musical style to the market.

On Monday, June 10, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time, the YouTube channel BBC Sounds released a podcast featuring Billie Eilish. The singer shared very sad experiences. She revealed that fame led her to lose many friends with whom she used to talk regularly. Moreover, one friend even "ghosted" the artist. For those who don't know, ghosting involves suddenly cutting off contact with a friend or potential partner without any explanation.

Billie Eilish mentioned that one friend from before she became famous has remained by her side. Zoe never leaves her, and the artist hopes it will stay that way. She admitted that her only close friends are the people she works with. She does not trust anyone in the industry enough to claim she has friends in the business. Initially, it was difficult for her, but now she has gotten used to this situation.

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