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Billie Eilish says she “would have died” from COVID if she weren’t vaccinated

"I want it to be clear that it is because of the vaccine that I’m fine"

By Patrick Clarke

Billie Eilish poses for a press shot
Billie Eilish (Photo: Kelia Anne MacCluskey/ Press)

Billie Eilish has spoken about her battle with COVID-19 earlier this year, and claims she would have died had she not been vaccinated.

In an interview with Howard Stern yesterday (December 13), Eilish said that she tested positive in August and is still experiencing negative effects.

“I didn’t die, and I wasn’t gonna die, but that does not take away from how miserable it was. It was terrible,” she said. “I still have side effects. I was sick for, like, two months almost.”

Eilish continued: “I want it to be clear that it is because of the vaccine that I’m fine. I think if I weren’t vaccinated, I would have died, because it was bad. When I say it was bad, I more just mean that it felt horrible. But really, in the scheme of COVID, it was not bad. You know what I mean? When you’re sick, you feel fucking horrible.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Eilish also discussed her appearance on Saturday Night Live last weekend, on which she hosted and performed.

Billie Eilish poses at the 2021 Met Gala
Billie Eilish pictured at the 2021 Met Gala. (Picture: John Shearer/WireImage)

“Saturday was, like, you know, one of the best days of my life, it was so much fun and so amazing and surreal and ridiculous,” the singer said. She described the build-up as “fucking nuts… I cried every single day of the week, no joke at all.”

Eilish’s appearance saw her performing “Happier Than Ever” and “Male Fantasy” as musical guest, as well as delivering the traditional host’s monologue.

In addition, she played a twerking TikTok nurse and starred in a creepy Next Door ad and also performed a Christmas song about getting weird with Santa Claus.

Earlier this month saw Billie Eilish share a gloomy new video for ‘Male Fantasy’. The single is the final track on her second studio album, ‘Happier Than Ever’, released in July 2021, and sees her reflect on past relationships.