Halsey reveals Lupus and rare T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder diagnosis in new Instagram post

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
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NEW YORK -- Halsey, 29, shared she was diagnosed with Lupus SLE and a rare T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder in 2022 on her Instagram on Wednesday.

She first shared she was battling an illness privately in a series of videos posted to Instagram that appeared to document the singer receiving infusions.

"Long story short, I'm lucky to be alive," she wrote in the caption. "Short story long, I wrote an album."

On Wednesday, Halsey thanked fans for their support of her announcement and new music with the caption:

"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."

"I feel like an old lady," Halsey says aloud in the first video, while rubbing her legs in apparent pain. "I told myself I'm giving myself two more years to be sick. At 30, I'm having a rebirth and I'm not gonna be sick and I'm gonna look super hot and have lots of energy and I'm just gonna get to re-do my 20s in my 30s."

The singer also released a new song on Tuesday, an acoustic guitar ballad titled "The End."

The new album on the horizon is a follow-up to her fourth studio album, 2021's ambitious "If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power," produced by Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

According to a press release, Halsey is making a donation to both The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Lupus Research Alliance alongside the release of "The End."

In 2022, Halsey shared on Instagram that she had been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome - known as MCAS - and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, known as POTS.