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 ''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.''