Finneas O’Connell, Billie Eilish’s brother, explains why he thinks his pop singer sister’s stardom is “dangerous.”

Finneas O’Connell is a musician in his own right whose collaborations with his sister,  Billie Eilish, have placed him in the spotlight. 

But the 24-year-old performer insists he would never want to have the same level of fame as his teenage sibling – in fact, he calls her celebrity ‘dangerous’.

‘People who don’t listen to her music or like her music at all still want a picture with her just to prove they’ve seen her like sighting Bigfoot in the woods,’ he told Adelaide Now on Friday.


Danger? Finneas O’Connell’s collaborations with his sister, Billie Eilish, have placed him in the spotlight. But the 24-year-old performer insists he would never want to have the same level of fame as his teenage sibling – in fact, he calls her celebrity ‘dangerous’. Both pictured

‘And that’s dangerous because that’s where you’re not treated like a person, you’re treated like an animal in the zoo or something,’ he added.

The performer went on to say that he’s happy with his own success, and doesn’t pine for more.

‘I’m not as famous as the most famous people, I’m not as famous as my sister or some of our friends and I think there’s a level of fame that I truly would never want to dip my toes into,’ Finneas added.

Issues: ‘People who don’t listen to her music or like her music at all still want a picture with her just to prove they’ve seen her like sighting Bigfoot in the woods,’ he said. ‘And that’s dangerous because that’s where you’re not treated like a person, you’re treated like an animal in the zoo’

Not wanted: ‘I’m not as famous as the most famous people, I’m not as famous as my sister or some of our friends and I think there’s a level of fame that I truly would never want to dip my toes into,’ Finneas added. Billie is pictured at the 2021 Grammy Awards

The singer-songwriter has released his debut solo record Optimist, and says fans can expect to hear music quite different to the chart-topping hits he writes with Billie.


It comes after the American popstar revealed that she is heading Down Under.

The 19-year-old has announced Australian dates for her Happier Than Ever World Tour in 2022.

Soon: It comes after the American popstar revealed that she is heading Down Under. The 19-year-old has announced Australian dates for her Happier Than Ever World Tour in 2022

Billie will begin the first leg of the tour in Sydney on September 13, before heading to Brisbane, Melbourne and then ending it in Perth on September 29.

Tickets to Billie’s Happier Than Ever tour, which is an all-ages event, go on sale on October 15, with pre-sales starting on October 11.

‘It’s just gonna be crazy. It’s gonna be jumping and screaming and getting low,’ Billie said. ‘It’s gonna be so much fun. I cannot wait.’

Exciting times: Meanwhile, last week she delighted fans by announcing she would be the youngest ever performer to headline at prestigious music event, Glastonbury festival


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