Billy Aylish open about Turet Syndrome: Everyone thinks I'm trying to be funny

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The singer Billy Ilysh spoke about Tourette's syndrome during a guest appearance on the latest episode of the Netflix show - "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" hosted by the only David Letterman. During the show, the singer had a tic, which also caused a conversation about the syndrome she has been struggling with since childhood.

When Ilyish made an unusual movement with her head and mouth, Letterman asked her if it was due to a fly in the room, to which she replied that there were tics and that in this case they were caused by the lighting.

"It's very strange, I almost never talked about it. The most common reaction people get is laughter because they think I'm trying to be funny. "And it always offends me and I always say in the end that I have Tourette syndrome," said the singer.

 

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"We would never have guessed how many people have Tourette's syndrome. "Several artists said, 'I've always had Tourette,' and that was very interesting," Billy said.

 

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"I am very confused by this disorder and I do not understand it. I was diagnosed when I was 11 years old. "As a child I had milder tics, but they changed over time," she explained, adding that there are better and worse periods, but those tics never disappear completely.

Some of the tics are touching the earlobe, raising the eyebrows, jaw movements and tightening the arm muscles.

 

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Tourette's syndrome is a rare disorder of the nervous system that begins in childhood and involves repetitive movements or unwanted sounds that can not be controlled. For example, constantly blinking, shrugging or shaking your head. In some cases, a person may utter abusive words and swear uncontrollably.

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