Halsey Reveals Health Battle, Drops New Single ‘The End’ – “I’m lucky to be alive”

Halsey Reveals Lupus and Rare T-Cell Disorder Diagnosis, Announces New Music

Halsey, the artist who never shies away from real talk, opened up to their fans online while announcing their new single, The End. The singer shared an intimate glimpse into their health struggles on Instagram, captioning, “Long story short, I’m lucky to be alive. Short story long, I wrote an album. It begins with The End. Out now.”

Raw and Real: Inside Halsey’s Health Struggles

Halsey revealed snippets of their medical journey in a series of heartfelt videos and photos. While they didn’t disclose their exact diagnosis right away, they tagged The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Lupus Research Alliance.

One poignant clip shows Halsey, who uses she/they pronouns, massaging their legs and admitting, “I feel like an old lady.” Talking to someone off-camera, they said, “I told myself I’m giving myself two more years to be sick. At 30, I’m having a rebirth, and I’m not going to be sick, and I’m going to look super hot and have lots of energy and I’m just going to get to redo my twenties in my thirties.”


A Song from the Heart

Halsey’s new track, The End, dives deep into their health journey. The lyrics pull no punches: “Every couple of years now, a doctor says I’m sick / Pulls out a brand new bag of tricks / And then they lay it on me / And at first, it was my brain, then a skeleton in pain.” The song’s raw honesty reflects their ongoing battles and determination.

Halsey’s Health Update

Today, Halsey took to Instagram again to share more about her journey and the overwhelming support from fans. “Thank you guys for the unbelievable amount of love for The End and the support you’ve shown me since its release,” she wrote. “I realize everyone is catching up with news I’ve held in for a very long time, and I wasn’t sure how much I wanted to share.

“In 2022, I was first diagnosed with Lupus SLE and then a rare T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. Both of which are currently being managed or in remission; and both of which I will likely have for the duration of my life.”

Despite the rocky start, Halsey has managed to get their health under control with the help of dedicated doctors. They shared, “After 2 years, I’m feeling better and I’m more grateful than ever to have music to turn to.”

Halsey ended the update with a heartfelt message to her fans, expressing their eagerness to return to the stage. “I can’t wait to get back where I belong: With you all. Singing and screaming my heart out.”

Openness Through the Years

Halsey has always been transparent about their health. Back in 2016, they opened up about their endometriosis diagnosis. Fast forward to 2022, and they revealed they were also dealing with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

“I’ve learned that if I want to speak about something going on in my life, to make the narrative positive rather than negative,” Halsey shared with Entertainment Weekly in 2017. “So rather than being like, ‘My life sucks because I had to have surgery for my endometriosis,’ [I should] be like, ‘Hey, guys, I’m recovering from my surgery, and how cool is it that I still get to be a performer?'”

Listen to The End here.

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