Kesha's latest cover interview didn't just skim over her relationship with Taylor Swift or how her new album reveals a more raw, "exposed" her. While she's opened up about her eating disorder before, she's never gotten this vulnerable about the series of events that led to her stay in rehab, and what happened after.

Kesha described how various people around her pushed her to not eat.

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In a cover story for Rolling Stone, Kesha revealed she was pressured to be a specific size by "certain people" around her.

"I really just thought I wasn't supposed to eat food," she explained. "And then if I ever did, I felt very ashamed, and I would make myself throw up because I'd think, 'Oh, my God, I can't believe I actually did that horrible thing. I'm so ashamed of myself because I don't deserve to eat food."

She was told she was beautiful when she was at her most unhealthy stage.

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The more unhealthy her eating habits became, the more the compliments flowed.

"I was slowly, slowly starving myself," she said. "And the worse I got and the sicker I got, the better a lot of people around me were saying that I looked. They would just be like, 'Oh, my gosh, keep doing whatever you're doing! You look so beautiful, so stunning.'"

What happened to Kesha is a reminder that even compliments have to be chosen with care.

No matter how close we are to someone, we will never truly know what someone is going through. People who suffer from eating disorders are particularly skilled at hiding their illnesses. For example, many stash food or eat full meals only to purge them later. 

While compliments usually come from a good place, they rarely acknowledge the sometimes unhealthy way a person has gotten to the weight they're at. Compliments about weight loss should be doled out with caution, otherwise they may encourage a person's potentially dangerous behavior.

Kesha said it got so bad she started hiding her food.

"I was like, 'Oh, my God, what if they walk outside and see this food in a bush?" Kesha revealed, recalling a time when she was at a dinner party. "Or they see it in the garbage can? And I just had all this mounting anxiety. And then finally I was like, 'Fuck. This. Shit. Fuck this shit. I'm hungry!'"

In addition to her hunger, her anxiety was starting to build, too.

"I am so anxious that I feel like I'm going to explode from all the secrets. All the secret times I'm pretending to eat or other times I'm purging, and I'm trying to not let anybody know. And I'm just fucking sick of this shit. And I remember just shaking because I was so fed up, so anxious, and I was just mad that I had let myself get to that point."

Finally, she broke down.

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Eventually, Kesha got to a point where she forgot physically how to eat. It was at that point that her mother took her to rehab.

"I just remember crying into a carbohydrate," she said. "Being like, 'I can't eat it. It's going to make me fat, and if I'm fat, I can't be a singer because pop stars can't eat food – they can't be fat.'"

After getting the help she needed, she began to feel like herself again.

The day after an artist friend won several Grammys, he called her. However, it wasn't to discuss his personal wins — it was to congratulate her for a personal win: saving her life.

It was once she chose eating and chose life that she began to be kinder to herself.

"I did just take my life into my own hands and choose life over a slow, painful, shameful self-imposed death. And I need to stop just being so fucking mean to myself."

And that's worth ALL the Grammys.