“I’m 17, dude”: Billie Eilish On Her Newfound Fame

Billie Eilish performing in San Francisco last August. Photo by MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock (9787756an)

Billie Eilish has shared what it is like to suddenly be so famous and explains why she fears for her friendships back at home.

The 17-year-old star recently released her debut album When We Fall Asleep Where Do We Go which has been announced as the second highest selling album of 2019. Her brother and producer Finneas O’Connell is by her side dealing with the pressures of fame, but Eilish does not want to be in the limelight forever.

“We can’t have this be the rest of our lives,” she told Beats 1. “We were talking about it the other day, we’re just like, “I’m 17, dude”. I can’t have my life exactly like this forever, and he can’t either. He’s just become an adult. He just got a house. He has a girlfriend and wants a dog.”

She continued: “Having been on tour, I know how it works. I know that you leave and it’s a little bit of your friends being sad. Then, you’re gone for long enough that life moves on and they keep doing things. It’s the same if someone dies. You have to keep going. You shouldn’t be mourning them every two seconds for the rest of your life. You have to keep going.”

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