Halsey is giving fans an update on her health after revealing that she spent much of April “in and out” of the hospital.
“Obviously my health has changed a lot since I got pregnant and gave birth,” the singer, who is mother to 9-month-old son Ender, said in videos posted via Instagram Stories on Tuesday.
“I started getting really, really, really sick. I was hospitalized for anaphylaxis, a few times, and I had other things.”
Halsey, who uses the pronouns “she/they,” revealed that they have also been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).
The Mayo Clinic defines Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as a group of inherited disorders that affect connective tissues, primarily the skin, joints, and blood vessel walls, while Sjogren’s syndrome is an identified immune system disorder primarily for dry eyes and mouth
According to Medical News Today, mast cell activation syndrome causes the immune system to inappropriately activate mast cells, causing them to release too many mediators, leading to severe allergic reactions that affect multiple body systems.
Finally, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is characterized by increased heart rate, drop in blood pressure, and dizziness when standing up.
“I have been looking for answers to the root 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,” Halsey, 27, explained.
“I don’t want anyone to worry. I am on a treatment plan right now,” they assured fans, adding that they are still in rehearsals for the upcoming “Love and Power” tour.
“I am very excited and very confident that I will be able to do it in a healthy way, where I can give my best for all of you.”
Last month, the artist attended the 2022 Grammys just days after undergoing endometriosis surgery. However, they left the ceremony early because they didn’t feel “very good”.