Ke$ha's Mom on Daughter's Eating Disorder: She Almost Died...

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Ke$ha's mother, Pebe Sebert, is opening up further about her pop star daughter's eating disorder battle.

As Ke$ha receives treatment for anorexia and bulimia at an Illinois facility, Pebe spoke with PEOPLE about the "ridicule" and "disrespect" that led the singer to seek help.

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"I've watched my beautiful, self-confident, brilliant daughter be berated and ridiculed for her looks and weight to the point that she almost died," Sebert revealed.

Although Pebe has said the "Tik Tok" singer's body issues stem all the way back to middle school, she points to producer Dr. Luke and former manager David Sonenberg as only fueling the fire.

"One time on a conference call, Sonenberg was screaming, 'You need to lose weight! I don't care what you do ... take drugs, not eat, stick your finger down your throat!'" she recalled. "Ke$ha was just weeping. She drove around afterward thinking about killing herself." Dr. Luke denies Sebert's allegations and offered his "utmost support" to the world famous performer.

Sebert also spoke about difficult days leading up to her daughter's decision to check in to get help: "She called me and admitted how much she'd been throwing up, and I just said, 'Okay.' I called some centers and Ke$ha agreed to talk to them and liked what they said. She basically cried until we got there three days later."

Pebe recently visited her daughter in treatment and a result of post-traumatic stress disorder has decided to check in herself to "heal along with her."

We wish this pair the best of luck throughout their treatment.


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