Halsey recently revealed they were diagnosed with multiple health conditions, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Sjogren’s, MCAS, and POTS. The singer said her upcoming “Love and Power” tour dates will not be affected by her diagnoses. Here’s how Halsey’s fans reacted to their news.
Halsey revealed multiple diagnoses, including Ehlers-Danlos, Sjogren’s, POTS, and MCAS
On May 10, Halsey gave fans a health update via their Instagram Stories. The singer was in bed wearing a heart monitor while she spoke into the camera to her fans.
“So I know that a lot of you guys have been wondering what’s been going on with my health, and some of you saw a TikTok I posted yesterday basically confirming that I’m allergic to, like, literally everything, so I just wanted to give you a little update,” the “Nightmare” singer said.
Halsey revealed that they were “hospitalized for anaphylaxis a few times,” that “basically after seeing like 100,000 doctors,” they were diagnosed with “Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, POTS.” They also said that they are “still looking for answers to the root cause of some of these things.”
She said that her condition has “exacerbated” since her pregnancy and giving birth to her son Ender, who was born in July 2021. Halsey has been open about their health in the past, including their battle with endometriosis.
Halsey’s fans reacted after they revealed their diagnoses of Ehler-Danlos, Sjogren’s, POTS, and MCAS
Fans reacted to Halsey’s diagnoses on a Reddit thread. Most of them were very supportive of the singer and shared that they had similar diagnoses.
“I have POTS too,” wrote one fan. “Can’t imagine having to deal with it alongside those other syndromes.” Another fan replied, “I can’t imagine having pots and doing all that cardio and dancing. I have trouble just bending over to pick something up.”
“I have EDS and POTS as well,” said another fan. “Getting diagnosed and getting people to take you seriously is a battle in and of itself. I’m glad H got some answers!”
Fans also took to Twitter to discuss the artist’s health and express gratitude for opening up about her diagnoses.
“Finding out that @halsey has almost identical diagnoses to me makes me sad for them, but also makes me feel seen and represented in a way that I cannot express,” one fan tweeted. “My heart breaks for them, but watching someone like me be so incredible feels hopeful. I’m thankful for their openness.”
The singer said their ‘Love and Power’ tour will go on as planned
Although Halsey was recently diagnosed with several health conditions, she assured fans in her Instagram Stories that her upcoming “Love and Power” tour will go on as planned.
They said they are “on a treatment plan,” and they think being on tour will help their physical and mental health. “I’m really excited and really confident that I’m going to be able to do it in a way that’s, like, healthy, where I can perform my best for all of you, and honestly I’m just so excited to be going on tour because it just keeps my mind off of everything and it keeps my body healthy because I’m so active, and I’m doing cardio and stuff every day,” Halsey said.
She said she has “learned a lot about doing my job under the conditions that I’m experiencing.” She also told fans that her conditions have inspired her to further explore the “body horror” theme of her 2021 album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.
“I’m here, I’m ready to go, I’m in rehearsals, the tour is going to be f***ing crazy and awesome,” they said. “And a lot of it is going to kind of be delving into this weird body horror about kind of everything that I’ve been experiencing, feeling, you know, like my body is rebelling against me a little bit.”
Halsey’s “Love and Power” tour is scheduled to start in Florida on May 17 and continue internationally through September.