updated 01/03/2014 AT 8:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/03/2014 AT 8:45 PM ET
Ke$ha entered rehab on Friday morning for an eating disorder, PEOPLE confirms.
“I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself but I’ve found it hard to practice,” the “”Timber”, 26, says in a statement to PEOPLE.
“I’ll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder … to learn to love myself again. Exactly as I am.”
TMZ and E! News were first to report this story.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a similar issue, please contact the National Eating Disorders Association at 1-800-931-2237 or http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/.