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Halsey's Health Struggles: All About the 'Maxxxine' Star's Condition

Halsey’s Health Struggles: All About the ‘Maxxxine’ Star’s Condition

Halsey has built a reputation for bravery, thanks to their openness about sexuality and gender expression (the singer uses she/they pronouns) and outspoken activism. With the release of their recent song “The End,” which details the struggles of battling illness, Halsey continues to confront difficult subjects head-on.

This isn’t the first time Halsey has discussed their health issues. In 2022, the “Bad at Love” singer shared on Instagram, “My health has changed a lot since I got pregnant and gave birth. I started getting really sick, I’ve been kind of sick most of my adult life… I’m still looking for the root cause of some of these things.”

Since then, the singer has made bold statements regarding the treatment of Princess Kate Middleton following her cancer diagnosis and has shared more details about their own health journey, even stating they were “lucky to be alive.”

Unfortunately, Halsey does suffer from multiple illnesses. Their newest ballad, “The End,” delves into the serious health struggles of dealing with illness while in a relationship and the questions of mortality that arise in such situations. The release of the song was announced on Instagram with a series of vulnerable pictures and the caption, “long story short, i’m Lucky to be alive. short story long, i wrote an album. it begins with ‘The End. out now.”

In 2022, Halsey was diagnosed with Lupus SLE and a rare T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. Revealing the diagnosis in a recent Instagram post, Halsey wrote, “Thank you guys for the unbelievable amount of love for ‘The End’ and the support you’ve shown me since its release. I realize everyone is catching up with news I’ve held in for a very long time, and I wasn’t sure how much I wanted to share. You’ve all been so kind so I want to share a bit more. In 2022, I was first diagnosed with Lupus SLE and then a rare T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. Both of which are currently being managed or in remission; and both of which I will likely have for the duration of my life. After a rocky start, I slowly got everything under control with the help of amazing doctors. After 2 years, I’m feeling better and I’m more grateful than ever to have music to turn to. I can’t wait to get back where I belong: With you all. 🤍 Singing and screaming my heart out.”

Halsey has been diagnosed with multiple illnesses over the course of their life. These include:

– Lupus SLE: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, the most common type of lupus. It’s an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks healthy tissue.
– A rare T-cell Lymphoproliferative Disorder: This term encompasses several diseases related to the overproduction of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.
– Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS): A group of inherited disorders that impact the body’s connective tissues.
– Sjögren’s Syndrome: An immune system disorder causing dry eyes and dry mouth.
– Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: A condition causing an inappropriate release of chemicals by mast cells, similar to an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis.
– Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS): A syndrome causing an abnormal increase in heart rate after laying down, standing, or sitting up.
– Endometriosis: A disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of it, affecting the tissue and organs.

Halsey has also undergone several surgeries to treat the symptoms of endometriosis, including excision surgeries to remove endometrial lesions, which are clumps of cells similar to the lining of the uterus growing outside of it.

Halsey has multiple autoimmune diseases. It is common for someone with one autoimmune disease to have others. The diseases that Halsey has include lupus and Sjögren’s syndrome. Recent research shows that Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), another of Halsey’s conditions, often pairs with autoimmune diseases like lupus.

Halsey revealed in a June 5, 2024 Instagram post that they were diagnosed with Lupus SLE in 2022. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks healthy tissue in the body, causing inflammation and pain throughout, impacting the skin, joints, and internal organs, notably the kidneys and heart. Halsey has the most common type of lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus. Symptoms can include skin rashes, arthritis, pain or swelling in joints, extreme fatigue, low fevers, and swelling due to the disease’s impact on the kidneys.

In 2022, Halsey also revealed a diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. This syndrome is a group of inherited disorders that impact connective tissues, mainly the skin, joints, and blood vessel walls. Symptoms can include overly flexible joints and stretchy, sensitive skin.

Although Halsey has not explicitly stated they have cancer, they did reveal in June 2024 that they had been diagnosed with a rare T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder, which can present in different forms including leukemia and lymphoma. Halsey announced they would be donating to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Lupus Research Alliance, leading many to wonder if their diagnosis includes either leukemia or lymphoma.

Halsey has not announced any immediate tour plans, but it is likely the singer plans to tour again given her statement, “I can’t wait to get back where I belong: With you all. 🤍 Singing and screaming my heart out.” This implies a possible tour in connection with their forthcoming fifth studio album.

Source: particle news