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Halsey Reveals Lupus & Rare T-Cell Disorder Diagnoses: ‘I Wasn’t Sure How Much I Wanted to Share’

When Halsey released her emotional new song “The End” on Tuesday (June 4), she wrote on Instagram, “long story short, i’m Lucky to be alive.” One day later, the artist has revealed the details about why: They were diagnosed with Lupus and a rare T-cell disorder.

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Halsey kicked off her Wednesday (June 5) post with a long caption for her carousel, thanking fans for the support shown for the new track. “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,” they wrote before revealing their diagnoses. “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.”

The Grammy-nominated artist revealed that things were “rocky” at first, but with the help of her doctors, managed to get things under control. “After 2 years, I’m feeling better and I’m more grateful than ever to have music to turn to,” the “Without Me” singer concluded. “I can’t wait to get back where I belong: With you all [silver heart emoji] Singing and screaming my heart out.”

According to the National Institutes of Health, lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD) are diseases in which there is an “uncontrolled production of lymphocytes that cause monoclonal lymphocytosis, lymphadenopathy and bone marrow infiltration,” and occur in people who have compromised immune systems. A lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell “that is made in the bone marrow and is found in the blood and in lymph tissue,” per the National Cancer Institute, with the T type helping to “control immune responses” as well as help destroy tumor cells.

Halsey has been open about her health struggles in the past. The artist previously discussed their battle with endometriosis, and in 2022, opened up about their Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjögren’s syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome and POTS diagnoses.

The “I Am Not a Woman, I’m a God” singer confirmed on June 3 that her fifth studio album is on its way. “There’s so much I am going to reveal on this record, but you need to know some of the story first,” Halsey wrote in a letter posted to her website. “So before the chaos and confetti of big singles and album releases I just need to tell you, my friend, why it all matters this time.”

See Halsey’s post about her medical diagnoses below:

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