Billie Eilish: I accidentally bought 70 boxes of cereal during lockdown

Robert Dex
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<p>Billie Eilish</p> (Getty Images)

Billie Eilish

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US popstar Billie Eilish admitted she accidentally bought 70 boxes of cereal online during lockdown and blamed the fact she does not know how much shopping costs.

The 19-year-old singer, whose hits include No Time to Die and Bad Guy, told Vanity Fair: “I don’t know what things cost because I’ve never been an adult before. And, you know, I grew up with no money.

“It’s a really weird position I’m in. I feel kind of stupid because I’m like, I don’t know how much Froot Loops are.

“I tried to order one box of Froot Loops and I was like, Oh yeah, sure. It’s 35 dollars (£25). I didn’t know that that’s expensive. I ordered 70 boxes.”

Eilish made history last year by sweeping all four major categories at the Grammy Awards. Her number one debut album, entitled When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, was released in 2019 when she was aged 17, shooting her to international fame.

In the interview she also addressed the scrutiny she has faced online over her body image, after a paparazzi photo circulated online showing her on the way to the beach wearing a vest, prompting negative comments from some.

“To be quite honest with you, I only started wearing baggy clothes because of my body," she said.

“I was really, really glad though, mainly, that I’m in this place in my life, because if that had happened three years ago, when I was in the midst of my horrible body relationship—or dancing a ton, five years ago, I wasn’t really eating. I was, like, starving myself.

“I remember taking a pill that told me that it would make me lose weight and it only made me pee the bed—when I was 12. It’s just crazy.

“I can’t even believe, like I—wow. Yeah.

“I thought that I would be the only one dealing with my hatred for my body, but I guess the internet also hates my body. So that’s great.”

Eilish will feature in a documentary titled The World’s A Little Blurry, which follows her during the recording and release of her acclaimed debut album.

The documentary features the pop sensation’s parents, Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell.

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