American singer Ke$ha has made a name for herself as something of a ‘dental artist’ after she started to create designs using human teeth donated by her fans; after checking into rehab, the 26-year-old requested more donations to continue her art work at the facility, but the treatment centre has said that human remains are not allowed on the premises.
A few days after checking into rehab to get treatment for an eating disorder, a friend of the singer posted on her Twitter account that she was continuing to create pieces using her fans teeth, saying ‘Hey guys this is K’s friend again. She’s doing well and needs more of your teeth to make art with at the treatment center. She misses you J’ Ke$ha has been using the teeth to create jewellery, bandanas, and even bras.
However, the treatment facility was not too keen on the idea and asked fans not to bring anything onto the premises or to send teeth in the mail. A spokesperson for the centre told TMZ.com ‘We can’t accept human remains. There is always a risk it could be bio-hazardous material so we are not able to bring in anything that’s real.’
Although Ke$ha might be disappointed by this she can take some comfort in the fact that her latest single ‘Timber’ – a collaboration with rapper Pitbull – is currently at number one in the US and hit the top spot in the UK a couple of weeks ago.