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‘Stay strong’: Billie Eilish records uplifting video for young B.C. girl battling leukemia

‘Stay strong’: Billie Eilish records uplifting video for young B.C. girl battling leukemia

VANCOUVER — A young B.C. girl who is battling leukemia for a second time now amid the COVID-19 crisis has been given an uplifting personal message from her hero, Billie Eilish.

The singer of “Bad Guy” and “When the Party’s Over” recently recorded a special video for 13-year-old Kamryn Exley, who cried with joy while watching it from her hospital bed last week.

Hey Kam, it’s Billie. I wanted to make this video and reach out to you and let you know I’m here for you, I love you so much, stay strong,” Eilish says in the clip, which was shared on social media by her family.

I know everything’s really hard right now. It’s crazy what’s going on for you. I’m so sorry, I love you so much. Take care.”

The Vancouver family also recorded Kamryn’s reaction to receiving the extraordinary gift while sitting next to her stuffed animals. It begins with her mom asking, “If you could have a message from anybody in the whole world, who would it be from?

No, you guys didn’t!” Kamryn replies as her eyes light up.

The young fan then watches Eilish’s message twice in a row, exclaiming “oh my gosh” repeatedly while thanking the pop star for her kind words.

According to the family, Kamryn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of nine, and spent years fighting it into remission only to relapse a few months ago.

Her sister launched an Instagram campaign in early March urging Eilish to help lift Kamryn’s spirits after the young fan learned her treatments were going to prevent her from attending the singer’s April 11 concert in Vancouver. The show has since been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A personal message from Eilish would mean “the absolute world to her and would brighten her spirits like nobody else could,” Kamryn’s sister wrote.

Billie Eilish quits internet as she admits trolls are ‘ruining her life’

Billie Eilish quits internet as she admits trolls are ‘ruining her life’

Billie Eilish has talked frankly about how social media trolling is ruining her life and how she’s quit the internet during an interview on BBC Breakfast.

The Bad Guys singer spoke candidly about how nasty social media users have stopped her from interacting with her fans and how she stopped using platforms to engage with them only two days ago.

‘I stopped reading comments full because it was ruining my life,’ Billie said as she sat alongside her brother Finneas, who co-wrote her Bond track No Time To Die.

‘It’s weird, the cooler things you get to do, the more people hate you. It’s crazy.’

‘What do we do about that, how do we make it better?’ asked interviewer Louise Minchin.

‘I don’t know dude,’ Billie replied. ‘Cancel culture is crazy. The internet is just a bunch of trolls. A problem is that a lot of it is really funny. I think that’s the issue, I think that’s why nobody really stops.

‘Also, I would say that it’s anything for a joke. You’d say anything to make people laugh. I’ve experienced that. Growing up, I’d say things that people would laugh at and then later I’d realise that wasn’t cool to say.’

Billie continued: ‘It’s worse, it’s way worse than it’s ever been. It’s insane that I’ve even been reading comments up until this point.

‘I should have stopped long ago. The problem is that I’ve wanted to stay in touch with the fans and keep talking to them, but people have ruined that for me.

‘The internet is ruining my life so I stay off.’

Billie Eilish – everything i wanted

Billie Eilish – everything i wanted

Billie Eilish Revisits SPIN Covers of Madonna, Amy Winehouse and More

Billie Eilish Revisits SPIN Covers of Madonna, Amy Winehouse and More

Billie Eilish Carpool Karaoke

Billie Eilish Carpool Karaoke

Billie will be honored with the “Woman of the Year” award at @billboard’s Women In Music event

Billie will be honored with the “Woman of the Year” award at @billboard’s Women In Music event

Billie Eilish’s Fan Moment With Alicia Keys Came Full Circle With Throwback “Fallin” Cover

Billie Eilish’s Fan Moment With Alicia Keys Came Full Circle With Throwback “Fallin” Cover

Billie Eilish and Alicia Keys are taking their mutual love to a whole other level.

On December 9, when Alicia was filling in for James Corden on The Late Late Show, the two singers performed a stripped-down rendition of Billie’s breakthrough hit “ocean eyes.”

“We need some dramatic lighting,” Alicia said before unveiling her piano and kicking off the song. The duet version featured Alicia on the piano (sorry, Finneas!) and mixed both singers’ honeyed vocals to perfection, making it the collab we never knew we needed.

Back in August, Alicia posted a piano cover of the song to her IGTV. “Billie Eilish giving me all the feels … Keep shining mama, writing that truth,” she wrote back then. “I’m a super, super fan of yours — I love how you write, I love your music,” Alicia told Billie on the show.

And it turns out, the love was very much reciprocal. “I have adored you my whole life,” Billie told Alicia before sharing a throwback clip of her 12-year-old self covering Alicia’s 2001 hit “Fallin’” — also at her piano. To further commemorate the occasion, Billie also posted a few of the snippets from their respective covers on her Instagram, writing, “CRAAAAZY full circle moment… love you so much @aliciakeys thank you for everything you are, can’t believe any of this happened. you in my heart forevaaaaa.”

“You got one for me and I got one for you. We’re going to do the next one soon,” Alicia told Billie after watching the adorable clip. And you can bet we’ll take her up on that one.