Halsey talks about the “pressure” of being an endometriosis hero!
Singer Halsey recently opened up about her battle with endometriosis. The star shared her health struggle via Twitter in January of 2016, where she wrote, “If any of you suffer from endometriosis please know you aren’t alone. I know how excruciatingly painful it can be and how discouraging the disease can be… Just know I’m here if you want to vent. I have managed to live a wild, incredible, and unpredictable life with endometriosis, and I’m here for you!”
If you aren’t familiar with what endometriosis is, it’s a chronic disease in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it, causing severe pain and discomfort, especially during menstruation. It is said that nearly 180 million women worldwide suffer from the disorder, which is known to be one of the leading causes of infertility amongst women.
Halsey has since used her platform to advocate for those going through this same battle. The “Bad At Love” singer was honored this past Monday at the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s ninth annual Blossom Ball in New York City for her outstanding efforts in raising awareness for the debilitating disease.
The star told The Hollywood Reporter how there is “a lot of pressure” with being considered a “hero” by the endometriosis community. The star may not have expected to take on such a significant role, but she has learned to embrace it with open arms and help spread awareness and hope to those suffering from endo.
Halsey spoke at the Blossom Ball, addressing her story with endometriosis. “Being a musician, you kind of get elected as a spokesperson for a lot of things even if you don’t necessarily mean to. Endometriosis is really a patient-to-patient basis. I can only speak on my own experience, but I like to at least think that I’m showing them that I can still get up and get on stage and do what I love despite [having endometriosis]," Halsey said.
The singer is truly inspiring not only her fans, but also millions of other women who deal with the disorder every day. Halsey is also set to voice Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. newest animated film Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, which hits theaters on July 27, 2018!