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Solange Opened Up About The Disorder She's Been Privately Treating For 5 Months

"It's been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me."

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But on Wednesday, the 31-year-old singer posted an candid Instagram caption explaining why she was forced to cancel the upcoming performance.

"...however it’s so important to me for the people in South Africa, a place that has tremendous meaning to me and that has given me SO SO MUCH, to know why I won’t be performing at Afro Punk this NYE."

"The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It's been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me...sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all. "

According to Mayo Clinic, autonomic disorders refer to "disorders of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function. Symptoms are wide-ranging and can include problems with heart-rate regulation, blood pressure, body temperature, bowel and bladder functions, passing out (syncope), weakness, cognitive impairment, and more."

"It’s a complicated diagnoses, and I’m still learning so much myself, but right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight, and doing a rigorous show right after."


Solange went on to apologize to all the fans who were looking forward to the show. But she promised to return to AfroPunk in South Africa and the "people who have so closely inspired me in so many ways" when her health improves.

To read Solange's full statement, click here. We hope you get well soon, Solo!