This Is the Debilitating Condition Halsey Just Opened Up About Needing Surgery For
Being a woman is great and all, but let’s face it: Sometimes there’s a few NOT so great things about it. Like when your uterus more or less revolts for seemingly no reason at all and leaves you in excruciating pain. SOME pain with your period is totally normal (and, did you know, potentially eligible for paid leave?), but if you’re one of the not-so-lucky ladies with endometriosis (a painful disorder that causes your uterine tissue to grow outside the uterus), it can be devastating.
Just ask singer Halsey. As one of seven celebs speaking out about her condition, Halsey has brought comfort to many by being open about the struggles she faces due to endometriosis (which can include everything from pain to infertility), and last night was no exception.
As she revealed on her Instagram page, things got so bad, she actually had to undergo one of several surgeries.
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Today I braved multiple terrifying surgeries. The most important of which being the surgery that would hopefully treat my endometriosis. For those of you who have followed this battle of mine or who may suffer with it yourself, you know the extremes to which it can be mentally exhausting and physically painful. OK HONESTLY I'm in total agony right now 😜😜😜 (and I'm going to be in excruciating pain for a while cause I had quite the cocktail of procedures today). But in my recovery I am thinking of all of you and how you give me the strength and stamina to power through and prosper. If you suffer from chronic pain or a debilitating disease please know that I have found time to live a crazy, wild, rewarding life AND balance my treatment and I hope so much in my heart that you can too. I'm gonna be off the map for a few days but please know even if I'm not on social media I am thinking of you. #endowarrior #endometriosis 💛💛💛💛💛💛
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“Today I braved multiple terrifying surgeries,” she began. “The most important of which being the surgery that would hopefully treat my endometriosis. For those of you who have followed this battle of mine or who may suffer with it yourself, you know the extreme to which it can be mentally exhausting and physically painful. OK HONESTLY I’m in total agony right now (and I’m going to be in excruciating pain for quite a while, cause I had quite the cocktail of procedures today). But in my recovery I am thinking of all of you and how you give me the strength and stamina to power through and prosper. If you suffer from chronic pain or a debilitating disease, please know that I have found time to live a crazy, wild, rewarding life AND balance my treatment, and I hope so much in my heart that you can too. I’m gonna be off the map for a few days, but please know even if I’m not on social media I’m thinking of you.”
Wow. We totally commend her for being so open with her fans — it’s not always easy to talk about health issues, but in doing so, she is, undoubtedly, a huge inspiration to others dealing with the same condition. What’s more, she’s proving to the world that you don’t have to let the hand life deals you rule your life — you can live yours to the fullest, regardless of hardships faced.
After all, any woman that can undergo all of THAT while maintaining 2016’s longest running #1 hit as the powerhouse vocals behind The Chainsmokers “Closer” has to be onto something!
Get well soon, Halsey! We’re thinking of YOU.
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