In an emotional Instagram post on Monday (March 1), Solange Knowles revealed that she was "fighting for my life" during the recording of her 2019 When I Get Home album.
On the two-year anniversary of the release of the project she said "literally changed my life," the singer wrote, "When I first started creating 'When I Get Home' I was quite literally fighting for my life...in and out of hospitals (s/out park plaza on Binz! 🙂 with depleting health and broken spirits asking God to send me a sign I would not only survive, but that if he let me make it out alive, I would step into the light whatever that meant."
Solange didn't elaborate on the health issues that she alluded to in the post, but added that during that time she felt God was speaking to her and that "half the time," she didn't know where it was coming from. "I only knew I had to open the door and honor it. ... I didn’t know who I was speaking to on 'I am a witness,'" she shared. "When I listen back, I hear a woman who had only an inkling of what the journey entailed, but didn’t have a clue of why or what the journey would look like. This project has shown me, once you open that door, you can’t go backwards. Believe me I’ve tried saying 'nah I’m just playing' so many times, ha. I’m not a big fan of talking about s--t I don’t know yet. I didn’t do much talking during this time because of that."