Kesha makes "the choice to be kind" to herself every day.
The 28-year-old singer, who sought treatment in rehab for an eating disorder last year, says she has realised that "being healthy is the most important thing."
The 'Tik Tok' hitmaker said: "I've had a lot of ups and downs...I went to a dark place. There was a lot of not eating--and I started to think being hungry to the point of feeling almost faint was a positive thing. The worse it got, the more positive feedback I was getting. Inside I was really unhappy, but outside, people were like, 'Wow you look great.' "
The blonde beauty decided to seek help because she felt she was misleading her fans.
She told Vogue.com: "I wanted to be genuine. But I was sad and [I wasn't eating]. That's not good for your body, metabolism, or brain. I talked to my therapist, and she said, 'I think it's time we take a moment to address this.' I called my mom one night and I told her, 'I need help.' I went to an eating-disorder specific rehab site where a nutritionist taught me that food is a positive thing for your body."
The 'Blow' hitmaker is still trying to improve her confidence.
She explained: "Now I'm trying to embrace the skin I'm in. It's difficult sometimes. Every day I have to look in the mirror and make the choice to be kind to myself. This is who I am--I have to love that."