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Ke$ha’s Mom Joins Her In Rehab, Which Is Probably Not The Best Idea

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Last week we reported that Ke$ha had entered rehab to seek treatment for an eating disorder and ever since, her mom hasn’t stopped talking about it.  While Pebe Sebert has shed some light on what lead her daughter to battle bulimia and has been very vocal in her support of her daughter, which is great, I don’t think it a solid idea to constantly talk to various press outlets about your daughter’s issues while she’s in rehab.

Yesterday, Pebe gave a statement to People magazine where she admitted she will be seeking treatment right alongside her daughter:

“I’m checking myself into Timberline Knolls today for post-traumatic stress disorder, at Ke$ha’s urging.  This whole Dr. Luke thing has almost torn our family apart and taken over my life, and Ke$ha wants me to heal along with her.”

 

Look, the whole Dr. Luke thing is awful.  If he’s really a big part of Ke$ha’s problems, then I’m glad he’s been called out for being the abusive jerk he apparently is.  Because that’s what it is: abuse.  It’s sickening, sexist, demeaning, and sleazy.  But I think if Ke$ha wanted people to know that, it’s her story to tell.  Not her mother’s.  Then again, the reason her mom has been talking so much this week could be directly related to the “post traumatic stress disorder” she is allegedly suffering from.  Who knows?

I’m not here to judge anyone’s reasons for seeking treatment.  I think that’s a personal journey and recognizing you could use some help is never a bad thing.  It’s just that, in my completely unprofessional opinion limited to A&E’s Intervention and my own mommy issues, I don’t know how beneficial it will be for either Ke$ha or her mother to be in the same treatment center at the same time for two different issues (albeit directly related, yes).  Either way, I wish them nothing but health and happiness.

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  • Kaitlin Reilly

    I don’t know, I feel like entering rehab with someone you know in general can be awkward. I don’t know how much they will actually be interacting, but this seems weird to me. It seems like it would be a strange conflict of interest for everyone involved.