American singer Halsey has taken to social media to reveal the multiple medical diagnoses that the mum of one is living with.

The 27-year-old from New Jersey, who identifies as ‘they’, was hospitalised several times in April 2022 and told their 29.3 million followers on Instagram that she was trying to keep things normal but that “my body is putting up a strong protest”. Halsey reassured fans not to worry if she was “MIA” for a while.

Since then, the Without Me singer said that their health had taken a turn for the worse since they fell pregnant with son Ender, who was born in July 2021. “I started getting really, really, really, sick… I was hospitalized for anaphylaxis a few times and I had some other stuff going on.”

Halsey – real name Ashley Nicolette Frangipane – was diagnosed with the debilitating condition endometriosis in 2017 and revealed laparoscopic scars on their abdomen, using the term “endo warrior”. The star chose to “aggressive about protecting my fertility” and in 2018 had their eggs frozen.

In April, 2022, Halsey had endometriosis surgery and in May, the multi-award-winning singer was finally diagnosed a host of other conditions “after seeing a hundred thousand doctors”.

Halsey shared a retro-style photo with Alev Aydin saying: “I am so grateful that somehow you were perfectly designed to arrive on this day and exist in the spectacular way that you do. The best day ever because you are alive. Happy birthday big-bişko. From your birth to the one you gave me. I love you.”

“Obviously, my health has changed a lot since I got pregnant and gave birth”

Halsey’s extended Instagram caption explained that they have been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjogren’s syndome, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

“I’ve been looking for answers to the root cause of some of these things, which may be an autoimmune disease,” Halsey said. “And I know I’ve had autoimmune issues for most of my life, especially having endometriosis.”

Ehlers-Danlos is an umbrella term that covers a group of related disorders that affect the joints, skin and blood vessel walls, while Sjogren’s most common symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth. It often occurs in relation to other autoimmune conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

MCAS can cause repeated episodes of severe allergic reactions with anaphylaxis including hives and diarrhoea. POTS affects the nervous system and symptoms include light-headedness, lack of concentration, poor gut health and fatigue.

And on top endometriosis, it’s clear that the Could Have Been Me singer is dealing with a lot! They have reassured fans “I’m on a treatment plan right now”.

 

 

Halsey is not letting their health get in the way of prep for their Love and Power Tour: “I’m really excited and I’m really confident that I’ll be able to do it in a way that’s healthy where I can perform my best for all of you.”

Mum to 10-month-old Ender, Halsey is determined to battle on and says they’re really excited about their Love and Power Tour, reassuring fans “I’m really confident that I’ll be able to do it in a way that’s healthy where I can perform my best for all of you.”

Ender’s father Alev Aydin is a screenwriter and producer was good friends with Halsey for several years before they got together. The singer told Allure magazine that they “signed up to give my whole life away; my loved ones didn’t”.

“The judginess started from the beginning,” she told Allure of her pregnancy announcement. “…when the stars aligned, our relationship became romantic and it was pretty evident that he and I were both like, ‘Oh, my gosh! You’re the person I’m supposed to start a family with.’ A lot of people had opinions about that.”

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