Sia has shared that she’s living with a neurological disease that causes “demoralizing” chronic pain, and she’s offered words of encouragement to those who are also struggling with it.
In a tweet posted late Friday night (Oct. 4), the Australian singer/songwriter announced that she’s been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which targets the body’s connective tissue. She then reahed out to others coping with pain, “whether physical or emotional,” in a brief but powerful note.
“I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going,” she writes. “Life is fucking hard. Pain is demoralizing, and you’re not alone.”
The last few years have seen several world tours and festival-headlining performances from the pop star, with her last run, the Nostalgic for the Present tour, wrapping in December of 2017. She released Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… LSD, her electro-pop project with Diplo and Labrinth, in April 2019.
Read Sia’s tweet in full below.
Hey, I’m suffering with chronic pain, a neurological disease, ehlers danlos and I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going. Life is fucking hard. Pain is demoralizing, and you’re not alone.
— sia (@Sia) October 4, 2019