Halsey is sharing their struggles with new health diagnoses on their social media accounts. The singer (who uses she/they pronouns), took to Instagram to reveal that they had spent some time in the hospital, and now have answers as to why they were feeling unwell.
The “Without Me” singer has been transparent about their struggles with their health in the past and opened up to fans previously about their postpartum journey. “Obviously my health has changed a lot since I got pregnant and gave birth,” they shared on May 10 on their Instagram story. “I started getting really, really, really, sick… I was hospitalized for anaphylaxis a few times and I had some other stuff going on.”
Halsey gave birth to their baby, Ender, last year in July. Since welcoming their child, they saw many doctors, who ended up diagnosing them with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a disease that affects joints, blood vessels and skin by weakening them. Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that causes dry eyes and dry mouth. Mast-cell activation syndrome causes anaphylaxis, including hives, swelling and more. POTS causes lightheadedness or dizziness due to blood pressure and an increased heart rate when standing up.
The singer’s journey to receiving diagnoses took eight years. They shared via another Instagram story that they were labelled “crazy” and “lazy,” and now that they have answers about their health, they are celebrating.
“Don’t roll your eyes at your sick friends,” they wrote at the end of their update. “They could be fighting a battle that they haven’t named yet. Ya know?”
Halsey is currently getting ready for their Love and Power Tour, which begins on May 17.
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