As previously reported, Ke$ha has checked into rehab.
In a revealing statement, the singer said on Friday that she's a "crusader for being yourself and loving yourself," but she's found it "hard to practice" these days.
Ke$ha will be seeking professional assistance in the same Illinois facility that treated Demi Lovato a couple years ago.
And while there are likely many reasons to cite for this unfortunate situation, insiders tell TMZ that Ke$ha has been telling those around her that music producer Dr. Luke starting steering her down a path path in 2011.
Toward the end of the artist's Get Sleazy Tour in 2012, Luke allegedly made remarks about Ke$ha's body.
A source says Ke$ha complained to friends about the producer saying she "looks like a f-cking refrigerator" on the set of a music video shoot.
Dr. Luke signed Ke$ha when she was 18 years old, has worked with such stars as Rihanna and Miley Cyrus and was in the running for an American Idol judging spot this year.
No word yet from Dr. Luke concerning these allegations.
And we won't be hearing anything from Ke$ha for at least 30 days, but sources say she was profoundly affected by Luke's discouraging words.
We wish her a full recovery.