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Lele Pons reveals her struggles with Tourettes in emotional video

Published: 10/Jun/2020 12:39

by Alice Hearing

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Popular internet star Lele Pons has revealed what it is like to suffer from Tourette’s Syndrome, a condition where a person makes involuntary sounds or movements called tics.

Venezuelan creator Lele Pons is well-known online for her comedy sketches, music, and acting. She boasts nearly 17 million subscribers on YouTube, and 40 million followers on Instagram.

Lele Pons is currently the subject of a five-part docuseries on YouTube looking at her childhood, career and struggles with mental health. In the second episode of “The Secret Life of Lele Pons”, she also revealed that she suffers from OCD.

In episode three, Lele is filmed addressing her Tourettes with her therapist Dr. Katia Moritz who says “Lele has become an expert at hiding her tics, so people that didn’t know she has tics would not notice them because she incorporates them in her movements.

“Her snaps and he stretches look like part of her normal interactions when in reality they are tics.”

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jonathan Hoffman said “People can live their life as public figures and actually demonstrate a lot of tics and nobody ever notices”

Lele shows her tics for the first time in this episode and addresses how it has affected her life and her career. She said: “I’m motivated to get better, I don’t want to continue like this.”

Praise has poured out for the internet star since the episode has aired. One commenter on YouTube wrote: “As a mother with a 2-year-old son who has a speech delay, this made me cry. It really hurts when a parent is seeing their child struggle and they can’t do much to help. Big long hugs for you Lele”

More than 12,000 people liked a comment which read “Who else didn’t know Lele had this much going on in her life?”, which Lele herself also liked. She has been the subject of much criticism over her years in the spotlight, but this YouTube Originals series has shown her in a new light altogether.

Two more episodes are left of the series, which will be released on Tuesday, June 16, and Tuesday, June 23 on her YouTube Channel.

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Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun

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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

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From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”