Billie Eilish has made fitness a top priority in her life, and it’s made all the difference. In an exclusive clip from Eilish’s interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, shared with sources the “Happier Than Ever” singer talks about how she has recently become interested in fitness.
“Zane, I have been working on my bones and my body for the last … since then really,” the singer, 20, told the host, referencing an ankle injury in 2019. “And more seriously for the last four months, I’ve been completely changing the way that my life is involving fitness — I’m a gym rat now.”
She continued, “When did that happen? I don’t know but it did and it started with ‘I can’t get injured anymore.’ I’m not gonna let myself live like that because I lived like that for years.”
The Grammy winner said that the change “changed” her life and that she started her journey in May and hasn’t looked back since.
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“Especially coming back from Europe I started working out at a gym for the first time every day. And I know that’s a pretty — like a lot of people do that,” Billie Eilish said. “But that was not a thing I did and it’s become such an incredibly huge part of my life and it makes me feel so much better as a person and the way that I can move on stage now.”
She said, “I feel so much better.” The full interview will start at 1 p.m. ET on Apple Music 1. Eilish is also celebrating the end of her world tour with a special Livestream of her O2 Arena concert in London on Friday at 10 p.m. ET, which will only be available on Apple Music. ET.
In the past, Billie Eilish has talked a lot about how she feels about her body and her health as a whole. In an interview with The Guardian in July 2021, she was honest about how she felt about her body every day and how social media made her feel.
“I see people online, looking like I’ve never looked,” she told the outlet. “And immediately I am like, ‘Oh my God, how do they look like that?’ I know the ins and outs of this industry, and what people actually use in photos, and I actually know what looks real can be fake. Yet I still see it and go, ‘Oh God.’ That makes me feel really bad.”
“And I mean, I’m very confident in who I am, and I’m very happy with my life … I’m obviously not happy with my body,” she explained, before adding, “but who is?”
In June, she talked to NME about how she likes how she’s changed on the inside. During the interview, Billie Eilish recounted her May 2021 cover with British Vogue — and admitted that she “had no idea who I was.”
“Before that, I was one kind of person and wore a certain type of clothes and made a certain type of music… and that haunted me, as people only thought of me in one dimension and I didn’t like that,” she said. “I felt pretty trapped in the persona that people had of me, and then I changed it completely to f— with everyone.”
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The “Therefore I Am” singer said her goal was to show “range and to feel desirable, and to feel both feminine and masculine.” She ditched the look for her world tour, but Eilish said she was happy in her own skin.
“I wanted to prove that to myself, too,” she said. “Now I finally feel comfortable in the person I actually am and being all of those things at once.”
She also said that she was going through a big change in her personal life. “I’m trying to find myself again. I don’t want to live the way that I lived last year; I want to live differently,” she said. “I want to trust my gut more and listen to myself more.”
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