Bebe Rexha reveals she has bipolar disorder

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By Janelle Griffith

Singer Bebe Rexha announced Monday that she has bipolar disorder.

Rexha, 29, disclosed the diagnosis in a series of tweets.

“For the longest time, I didn’t understand why I felt so sick. Why I felt lows that made me not want to leave my house or be around people and why I felt highs that wouldn’t let me sleep, wouldn’t let me stop working or creating music,” she wrote. “Now I know why.”

She continued: “I’m bipolar and I’m not ashamed anymore.”

The singer, whose real name is Bleta Rexha, also said she did not want to be pitied.

“I don’t want you to feel sorry for me,” she said. “I just want you to accept me.”