Halsey Shares Health Journey: Overcoming ‘Rocky Start’ with Lupus and Rare Disorder, Now ‘Feeling Better’

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Halsey disclosed a personal health journey, revealing a diagnosis of lupus and another rare disease two years ago.

In a heartfelt Instagram post on June 5, the pop star, who prefers she/they pronouns, shared this health update after opening up about their ongoing health struggles in “The End,” the lead single from their upcoming fifth studio album.

“Thank you guys for the unbelievable amount of love for ‘The End’ and the support you’ve shown me since its release,” the 29-year-old expressed. “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. You’ve all been so kind so I want to share a bit more.”


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“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,” Halsey continued.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues instead of harmful pathogens, leading to inflammation affecting various organs and tissues. While there is no cure, treatment aims to manage symptoms.

Lymphoproliferative disorders encompass diseases characterized by the uncontrolled production of white blood cells, including lymphocytes. T-cell disorders within this group include leukemia and lymphoma.


Halsey pictured for Paris Fashion Week.
Halsey pictured for Paris Fashion Week. PHOTO: Jojo Korsh/BFA.com / Shutterstock

Despite facing a challenging start, Halsey expressed gratitude for the gradual improvement in their health with the guidance of medical professionals.

“After 2 years, I’m feeling better and I’m more grateful than ever to have music to turn to,” they shared. “I can’t wait to get back where I belong: With you all 🤍 Singing and screaming my heart out.”

On June 4, Halsey released “The End,” accompanied by an Instagram carousel featuring images and videos documenting their medical journey and recording process.

Captioning the post, “long story short, i’m Lucky to be alive. short story long, i wrote an album. it begins with The End. out now. @lupusresearchalliance @llsusa,” Halsey announced their album’s inception and pledged to donate proceeds from the single to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Lupus Research Alliance, emphasizing their commitment to supporting organizations dedicated to advancing research and treatment in these areas.

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