Halsey Warns Fans After Revealing Multiple Diagnoses: ‘Don’t Roll Your Eyes at Your Sick Friends’

Halsey recently revealed they were diagnosed with multiple health conditions, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Sjogren’s, MCAS, and POTS, just before the start of their ‘Love and Power’ tour. The singer gave fans another update, clarifying their diagnoses and warning them not to make fun of their sick friends. Here’s what Halsey said and how fans reacted.

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Halsey told fans they have been sick ‘for a long time’ after revealing multiple diagnoses

On May 10, Halsey revealed via their Instagram Stories that they were diagnosed with multiple health conditions, including Ehlers-Danlos, Sjogren’s, POTS, and MCAS.

The following day, the singer gave fans an update on her Instagram Stories clarifying her diagnoses. “I just want to clarify, for the benefit of friends of friends who may have any of the diagnosis [sic] that I recently shared, I didn’t ‘just get sick’ I’ve been sick. For a long time,” the singer wrote in their Instagram Stories. 

“My sicknesses just have their names now,” she continued. “I went to doctors for 8 years. Trying to figure out what was wrong with me.”

Halsey went on to write that they were called several names for their illnesses before getting their diagnoses. “I was called crazy and anxious and lazy amongst other things,” they said. “When I wasn’t working I was essentially confined to my home for fear of how I’d feel when I woke up each morning.”

Halsey gave fans a warning after saying she was called ‘crazy and anxious and lazy’

The singer continued in her Instagram Story to say that rather than being sad about her health conditions, she was “celebrating” getting the proper diagnoses. “It took me a long time to get to even having a diagnosis so I’m celebrating!!” Halsey wrote. 

They concluded their message with a warning to fans. “Don’t roll your eyes at your sick friends,” they said. “They could be fighting a battle that they haven’t named yet. Ya know?”

Halsey’s words reflected what many fans said about the singer online after revealing her multiple diagnoses. 

“I have EDS and POTS as well,” said one fan on a Reddit thread. “Getting diagnosed and getting people to take you seriously is a battle in and of itself. I’m glad H got some answers!”

The singer recently revealed they were diagnosed with multiple health conditions, including Ehlers-Danlos, Sjogren’s, POTS, and MCAS

Halsey first revealed their diagnosis to fans on May 10. The “Nightmare” singer posted a video of herself in bed wearing a heart monitor while speaking into the camera.

“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,” they said.

The singer shared that she has been “hospitalized for anaphylaxis a few times” and that “basically after seeing like 100,000 doctors,” she was diagnosed with “Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, POTS.” 

Halsey, who has been open in the past about their battle with endometriosis, said their condition has “exacerbated” since pregnancy and giving birth to their son Ender, who was born in July 2021. 

Despite her recent diagnoses, Halsey assured fans that she is “on a treatment plan” and her upcoming “Love and Power” tour will proceed. The “Love and Power” tour will begin in Florida on May 17 and continue internationally through September.

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