American singer, Halsey took to social media on Tuesday May 10 to share their health challenges with their fans.
The singer who uses “she/they” pronouns, has been “in and out” of the hospital multiple times, owing to their health struggles.
27-year-old Halsey posted a series of videos to their Instagram Story on Tuesday explaining some of the symptoms they’ve experienced and the multiple syndromes they’ve been diagnosed with.
The singer who welcomed a baby boy, Ender Ridley Aydin, with partner Alev Aydin, in July last year, wrote;
“Obviously my health has changed a lot since I got pregnant and gave birth.
“I started getting really, really, really, sick… I was hospitalized for anaphylaxis, a few times, and I had some other stuff going on. Basically, after seeing like 100,000 doctors, I got diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome).”
Halsey who was wearing a heart monitor in the video, noted that the doctors are still looking for the “root cause of some of these things.”
“It could be potentially another autoimmune disease, and I’ve known I’ve had autoimmune issues for most of my life, especially having endometriosis, but it’s kind of been exacerbated since I had Ender.”
Halsey went on to reveal that they’ve also been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is defined by Mayo Clinic as a group of inherited disorders that affect your connective tissues — primarily your skin, joints and blood vessel walls – while Sjogren’s syndrome is a disorder of your immune system identified primarily by dry eyes and a dry mouth.
“I’ve been looking for answers to the root cause of some of these things, which may be an autoimmune disease. And I know I’ve had autoimmune issues for most of my life, especially having endometriosis.
“I don’t want anybody to be worrying. I’m on a treatment plan right now.
“I’m really excited and I’m really confident that I’ll be able to do it in a way that’s healthy, where I can perform my best for all of you.”