Ke$ha drinks urine in upcoming documentary

The singer explains that drinking her pee is healthy, though "really gross"

Published February 13, 2013 11:10PM (EST)

In case you were wondering what makes pop singer Ke$ha's life so crazy and so beautiful (which you will get to know intimately in her upcoming movie,"Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life"), it's that she drinks her own pee. When talking to BBC 1 about her upcoming home movie documentary, the "Tik Tok" singer said, "It's my brother and his weird friend following me around for the past two-and-a-half years. We didn't know what we were doing per se, but it's my little brother and he's my best friend. He's got me wasted at 6am ... He got all the things you would want to see and all the things you wouldn't really want to see - making out with dudes, drinking my own pee, jumping out of a building, jumping out of aeroplanes, swimming with sharks..."

She elaborated on the urine: "I was told drinking my own pee was good, I was trying to be healthy ... Somebody tried to take my pee away from me and I said, 'That is mine!' So I snatched it up and took a chug and it was really gross so I don't do it anymore."

But is drinking urine healthy? The Telegraph noted years ago that there are stories of "First World War battlefield doctors who administered urine to prevent gangrene" and that former Indian prime minister Morarji Desai drank a pint of "amber nectar" every day, living to 99.  The practice is called urine theraphy, or urophagia, but there isn't medical proof that it's healthy, though its practitioners swear by it. But, with a special treatment, it should be--according to a recent news release, NASA is currently working on a system for astronauts that can convert urine into "a fortified sports drink, resembling Gatorade" using something called a urine cell.

Chances are good though, that Ke$ha does not have a urine cell.



By Prachi Gupta

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