Halsey reveals she had a miscarriage on stage
Halsey has opened up about suffering a miscarriage while performing on stage.
Talking on US talk show The Doctors, the singer revealed that suffering from endometriosis may have caused the miscarriage. Endometriosis is a condition which sees tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grow outside your uterus and cause excruciating pain, bowel and bladder problems and infertility.
“I was on tour, and I found out I was pregnant,” Halsey – whose real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane – recalled to hosts Dr. Nita Landry and Dr. Andrew Ordon.
“Before I could really figure out what that meant to me and what that meant for my future, for my career, for my life, for my relationship, the next thing I knew I was on stage miscarrying in the middle of my concert,” she said.
“The sensation of looking at a couple hundred teenagers in the face while you’re bleeding through your clothes, and still having to do the show… I realised in that moment I never want to have to make that choice again.”
Back in January 2017, Halsey explained that she thinks her endometriosis had caused her health to deteriorate and therefore had an effect on the short-lived pregnancy.
She also blames her lifestyle and how “f*****g overworked” she was at the time.
“I wasn’t drinking. I wasn’t doing drugs,” she stated. “[I was] in the hospital every couple of weeks because I was dehydrated, needing bags of IVs brought to my greenroom. I was anaemic, I was fainting. My body just broke the f*** down.”
Shocked by what had happened to her a few years ago, Halsey, 23, has now decided to freeze her eggs to ensure she will still be able to “do the things [she] wants to do” in the future.
She also said that whenever she tells people about the procedure, they always question her decision as she’s so young.
Nevertheless, it’s something she’s sure she has to do for her well-being. “I need to be aggressive about protecting my fertility,” she explained. “About protecting myself.”
Halsey was diagnosed with endometriosis in January 2016 and has undergone several surgeries to try and ease her symptoms. Sadly, there is no cure to the chronic condition.
But that’s not all it can do. The “Bad at Love” hitmaker urges that the illness can threaten your mental health as much as it does your physical too.
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“Reproductive illness is so frustrating because it can really make you feel like less of a woman,” she noted.
“There’s a lot of times when you’re sitting at home and you just feel so terrible about yourself. You’re sick, you don’t feel sexy, you don’t feel proud, you don’t feel like there’s much hope… Hopefully I can have a bright future and achieve the things that I want to achieve by doing the ovarian reserve – [it’s] really important.”
While she faces ongoing difficulties with her health, Halsey’s success continues to go from strength-to-strength.
This week it was announced that Sony Pictures is developing a biopic loosely based on her life and career.
According to Deadline, the studio – and Halsey’s management – is hoping that the movie “is a vehicle that does for her what 8 Mile did for Eminem.”