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Halsey Opens Up About Her Medical Struggles: Feel 'Like a Prisoner in Your Own Body'

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Daniel Briggs

Halsey photographed backstage during Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware on June 19,  2015.

With a sold out Madison Square Garden stint on tap for August, a feature on Justin Bieber’s game changing chart-topper Purpose, and an album at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2015, Halsey has had a landmark year. The blue-haired vixen seems indestructible as her music career soars. However, the “Hold Me Down” songstress suffers from a chronic illness. Like any other human, health comes into full focus when it’s hurting.

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After being misdiagnosed (multiple times) and being labeled by doctors as a “big baby about [her] period,” Halsey was recently diagnosed with endometriosis, a disease that causes inflammation outside of the uterus and thus pelvic pain, fatigue, nausea, and potentially infertility.

Thursday night (Jan. 28), Halsey opened up to her fans about the simultaneous relief and fear she felt about her diagnosis: “Finding out I had endo was the most bittersweet moment because it meant I wasn’t crazy!” Having endometriosis (or any other chronic illness) also means one is not alone, which is exactly what Halsey told her fans in her post.