Halsey, 29, Diagnosed with Lupus and Another Rare Disorder, Says She's 'Feeling Better' After 'Rocky Start'

Halsey revealed she was diagnosed with a form of lupus and another rare disease two years ago

Published Time: 05.06.2024 - 22:31:17 Modified Time: 05.06.2024 - 22:31:17

Halsey revealed she was diagnosed with a form of lupus and another rare disease two years ago.

On June 5, the pop star — who uses she/they pronouns — shared the health update on Instagram after detailing that they've been suffering from serious issues in "The End" — the first new single from their forthcoming fifth studio album.

“Thank you guys for the unbelievable amount of love for ‘The End’ and the support you’ve shown me since its release,” the 29-year-old wrote. “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,” Halsey continued.

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakes healthy tissues as foreign invaders and attacks them rather than targeting the bad bacteria and viruses. It causes inflammation that can affect the joints, skin, kidne -

ys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. There is currently no cure for the disease.

Lymphoproliferative disorders are a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled production of white blood cells called lymphocytes, according to Healthline. T-cell disorders include leukemia and lymphoma.

Halsey explained that despite a “rocky start,” she was able to slowly get their health under control with the help of her doctors.

“After 2 years, I’m feeling better and I’m more grateful than ever to have music to turn to,” they ended. “I can’t wait to get back where I belong: With you all 🤍 Singing and screaming my heart out.”

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On June 4, Halsey released “The End,” sharing photos and videos in an Instagram carousel of the singer-songwriter receiving medical treatment and recording.

She captioned the post, "long story short, i’m Lucky to be alive. short story long, i wrote an album. it begins with The End. out now. @lupusresearchalliance @llsusa."

Halsey will donate proceeds from "The End" to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as the Lupus Research Alliance, tagging them in their social media posts as well.

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