Halsey Opened Up About What It's Like Living With Endometriosis
"I have managed to live a wild, incredible, and unpredictable life with endo, and I'm here for you."
Halsey, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter who released her debut album Badlands in 2015, recently took to Twitter to share a powerful message about living with endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a chronic disease in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it, causing severe pain, especially during menstruation.
It can also cause diarrhea, constipation, bloating, nausea, fatigue, and pain during sex.
Nearly 180 million women around the world have the disorder, which is one of the leading causes of infertility in women.
The tweet has received more than 18,000 likes and almost 7,000 retweets.
"Emo moment; but if any of you suffer from Endometriosis please know you aren't alone. I know how excruciatingly painful it can be and how discouraging the disease can be. To feel like it's gonna limit you because of how debilitating it is. To miss school and work, or even worse to GO and suffer through it anyway feeling like a prisoner in your own body. To maybe be worried about 'never having kids,' or dealing with crazy treatment suggestions.
I was recently diagnosed after years of suffering and finding myself doubled over backstage in the middle of my sets, or fighting back tears on an airplane, or even being in so much pain I would vomit or faint. With doctors essentially telling me I was being a big baby about my period, or misdiagnosing PCOS, etc etc.
Finding out that I have endo was the most bittersweet moment because it meant I wasn't crazy! I wasn't a 'baby'! I had every right to be feeling like the world was caving in. But it was terrifying to find out. Just know I'm here if you want to vent. I have managed to live a wild, incredible, and unpredictable life with Endo, and I'm here for you! x"