Solange Diagnosed With Autonomic Disorder
"The past five months I have been quietly treating..."
Solange just revealed some startling news about her health.
In an emotional Instagram post shared on Wednesday, the 31-year-old singer revealed she was diagnosed with an autonomic disorder. While she did not specify which what type of disorder she was battling, she said that she has been forced to cancel her upcoming headlining gig at the AfroPunk festival in South Africa due to her health struggles.
“Wrote, deleted and re wrote this like 5 times…Still not sure what exactly or how much I want to share…However it’s so important to me for the people in South Africa, a place that has tremendous meaning to me and that has given me SO SO MUCH, to know why I won’t be performing at Afro Punk this NYE,” she began her message.
The “Cranes in the Sky” songstress wrote she had been dealing with the disorder in secret for almost half a year, “The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me…Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all. It’s a complicated diagnoses [sic], and I’m still learning so much myself, but right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight, and doing a rigorous show right after.”
Solange then apologized for backing out her previously scheduled performance, which was slated for New Year’s Eve. She penned on Instagram:
“I can’t put into words how saddened and sorry I am that I am unable to perform for you guys this NYE, there is simply no other place I wanted to be than there with my family to bring in 2018 with you…….but I give you my ABSOLUTE WORD I will come back with AfroPunk and deliver this performance…..as it is so extremely important to me to connect with the people who have so closely inspired me in so many ways.”
“I can’t thank Afro Punk enough for their support, and to all of the other festivals this past summer/fall who have known about my health, kept it confidential, and gone out of their way to make me feel supported while doing these shows,” she continued.
The Grammy winner added, “As a part of the self care that I’ve tried to encourage this past year, it needs to start with myself, and I’m looking forward to doing a better job of this 2018.”
She ended her moving statement by saying, “This past year has been one of the most fulfilling of my life.”