Pebe Sebert, mom of pop singer, Ke$ha, is blasting superstar producer, Dr. Luke, in the pages of People magazine, for contributing to the eating disorder that landed her daughter in rehab.
“Dr. Luke had been telling her how she had to get in shape and lose weight and all this stuff. She was exercising and dieting and ultimately doing everything she could, but not getting thin fast enough,” says Sebert. “And that’s when she first became bulimic.”
“Dr. Luke told a friend of ours he thought she looked like a refrigerator on her latest video, and could she please try to control her weight,” Ke$ha’s mom adds. “After she went on a 14-day juice cleanse, he said, ‘Thank God you finally got rid of the weight! We’ve all been talking about it!’ So she felt like she couldn’t trust anyone.”
Dr. Luke, who has produced hit tracks for Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Britney Spears and more, released a statement to People through his publicist vigorously denying the allegations.
“These statements and allegations concerning Dr. Luke are completely false,” the statement reads.
“It is unfortunate that at a time Ke$ha is suffering immensely and trying to heal at a treatment center, her mother is taking this approach with the media. I give Ke$ha my utmost support and well wishes for a quick return to health.”
Sebert says the turning point came just before the holidays. “Right before Christmas she had a breakdown, and called me from the gas station after she’d thrown up everything, and admitted how much she’d been doing it.”
First, mom needs to shut her pie hole. If Ke$ha herself wants to address some of these issues once she’s released from the hospital, then its up to HER. Meanwhile, playing the blame game is not going to help the singer to get well. She has to own her part in what brought her to her bottom.
Having said that. I don’t doubt mama’s allegations. Female performers are under tremendous pressure to live up to an ideal of beauty and thinness. Good for artists like Kelly Clarkson and Adele who basically give the finger to those who insist on physical perfection. But my heart goes out to those who cave under the scrutiny. It can’t be easy.
Read more at People