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Halsey Reveals Lupus and Leukemia Diagnosis

"I'm lucky to be alive."
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American singer Halsey has taken to Instagram to share with fans an intimate health update. 

The 29-year-old revealed they had been diagnosed with lupus and leukaemia – an experience which had inspired their latest music project. 

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“Long story short, I’m Lucky to be alive. Short story long, I wrote an album. It begins with The End. Out now,” the mother-of-one captioned a series of photos and videos of their health journey, tagging both the Lupus Research Alliance and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  

One video shared with Halsey’s 31 million fans showed their first day of treatment, in another they tell a friend off camera: “Seriously, seriously. I feel like an old lady…I told myself I’m giving myself two more years to be sick.”

“I’m thirty, I’m having a rebirth and I’m not going to look sick,” Halsey continued. “I’m going to look super hot and have lots of energy.

“I’m just going to get to redo my twenties in my thirties.”

Halsey reveals cancer diagnosis in health update
Halsey took to Instagram to reveal details of her diagnosis.

Halsey’s health update on Instagram was inundated with support from fans, friends and family. 

“I hope your (sic) ok beautiful lady ❤️” singer Rita Ora wrote.

“I love you and am so proud of you,” added Halsey’s partner Avan Jogia. 

Halsey and their son Ender Ridley Aydin.
Halsey and their son Ender Ridley Aydin.

The singer has previously opened up about their experiences with endometriosis, sharing with fans an insight into life with a chronic illness. 

After first undergoing surgery in 2017, the star revealed they had been in and out of hospital for weeks while dealing with “some new challenges” in 2022. 

Halsey and partner Avan Jogia
Halsey and partner Avan Jogia

Halsey and former partner Alev Aydin welcomed their son, Ender Ridley Aydin in 2021, with the couple sharing the exciting news on Instagram at the time.  

Two years later, the couple announced that they had parted ways after four years together and in 2023 the singer was linked to Victorious star Avan Jogia

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