Singer Grimes Says She Removed Part Of Her Eyeball To 'Cure Seasonal Depression'

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Wait, WHAT?!

Claire Boucher aka Grimes has set Twitter alight today after posting her bizarre 'fitness routine' on Instagram.

The lengthy post includes many, many weird bits and pieces (“20-25 mins of screaming” for example) but it’s the "experimental surgery that removes the top film of my eyeball... to cure seasonal depression” that has tongues wagging.

We feel pretty confident that the post is a parody (#gentrifymordor was the nail in that coffin) but the jury is still out.

After all, she mentions a number of supplements that do support the mitochondria, names James Lew (a legit martial arts teacher) as her sword fighting trainer and honey tea, another note in her routine, is good for the pipes.

Oh, and she's dating Elon Musk RN. Which would explain a lot.

"My training is a 360 approach. I first maintain a healthy cellular routine where I maximize the function of my mitochondria with supplements," Grimes begins.

"... From that point I spend 2-4 hours in my deprivation tank, this allows me to “astro-glide” to other dimensions - past, present, and future. 

"In the afternoons I do a 1-2 hour sword fighting session with my trainer, James Lew... I then spend 45 minutes stretching before heading into the studio where my mind and body are functioning at peak level, with a neuroplastic goal between 57.5 and 71.5 AphC’s (which is my preferred range for my blood type).

"Hana then comes over and we do a screaming session for 20-25 minutes while I slow boil the honey tea that maximizes vocal proficiency.

"I have also eliminated all blue light from my vision through an experimental surgery that removes the top film of my eyeball and replaces it with an orange ultra-flex polymer that my friend and I made in the lab this past winter as a means to cure seasonal depression."

Grimes ends her diatribe with: "I go to bed with a humidifier on" and hashtags for Adidas, an Adidas shoe (Parley) and #gentrifymordor.

While yes, for anyone else, the post would be easy to classify as pure trolling but for Grimes? There's some fog.

The singer is no stranger to physically intensive routines. She infamously isolated herself inside a single room for nine days without food, sleep or visitors while making 2012's Visions:

“You have no stimulation, so your subconscious starts filling in the blanks. I started to feel like I was channelling spirits. I was convinced my music was a gift from God. It was like I knew exactly what to do next, as if my songs were already written," she told The Guardian at the time.

There was also that time she got stranded on a homemade houseboat with nothing but chickens, a sewing machine and 20 pounds of potatoes...

Elon appears to have influenced her in her musical expression - her next record is a concept album about climate change and the dangers of artificial intelligence - so it's not entirely farfetched to claim he may have influenced her fitness. Right?

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P.S. If you don't know who this crazy gal is, check out the below. It's a BOP:

Written By Ally Parker