Millie Bobby Brown Bravely Opened Up About Her Health Struggles And Losing Her Hearing

Millie Bobby Brown may only be 13-years-old, but she’s one of the bravest young teens I’ve ever seen in the spotlight. Not only has she kicked ass as Eleven in “Stranger Things” and approached the media/spotlight with dignity and grace, she’s also not embarrassed or scared to open up about real life issues she has gone through in the past, and, still currently goes through today. While MBB seems to be a badass on screen and off, she had a few health struggles when she was younger that led to her losing her hearing completely. Could you imagine being a kid and going through something so traumatizing and difficult?

MBB opened up about her obstacles in a new interview with Variety, and, explained she was born with partial hearing loss in one ear. After years of doctors visits and tubes, she eventually lost all of her hearing in that ear. But, she claims that never stopped her from pursuing her dreams of acting and singing at all.

In fact, MBB claims it made her want it even more:

I just started to sing, and if I sound bad I don’t care because I’m just doing what I love. You don’t have to be good at singing. You don’t have to be good at dancing or acting. If you like to do it, if you genuinely enjoy doing it, then do it. No one should stop you.

If you haven’t heard MBB sing or RAP – you are sincerely missing out. She recently appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and completely crushed a freestyle recapping all of the things that happened in the first season of “Stranger Things.”

The girl has talent. And, she’s pretty damn brave to open up about health struggles like this at such a young age. It’s inspiring to anyone who has gone through the same situation or, even, a similar one. According to statistics, two or three out of every 1,000 children born in the U.S. suffer from partial hearing loss – so, it’s not all that rare. It’s inspiring to have someone in the spotlight as badass as MBB to look up to who understands the struggle some kids do face on a day-to-day basis. And, it pushes them to keep reaching for their dreams.

People on Twitter have been praising this queen for all that she does.

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Written by Lex Gabrielle

A writer and teacher from New York City who fully supports messy buns and 3+ cups of coffee a day.