Continually-rising, platinum-selling pop sensation Halsey isn’t one to give up easily — as evidenced by an Instagram post of hers from last week which showcases her dedication to her craft, and to her fans.
As many Halsey fans almost certainly know, the singer (government name: Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) suffers from endometriosis, a chronic medical condition that can cause inflammation and unexpected pain. Even while experiencing a particularly bad day with the condition, Halsey powered through and met with her fans ahead of a show in Oakland, even while having to stay seated with an IV in her arm.
“Didn’t think I could stand and was attached to this (annoying) IV putting fluids and medicine in my body,” Halsey wrote in an Instagram last Wednesday. “SOOOO, I invited my meet and greet group to my dressing room and asked everyone to come chill on the couch and kick it with me!” She included an inspirational message for her fans who live with similar conditions: ““It’s a reminder to everyone struggling with chronic illness that YOU GOT THIS!!!!,” she wrote. “Ur a boss go kick some ass. and if u can’t right now, that’s okay too. You’ll be kickin ass in no time.”
This isn’t the first time Halsey has shared what it’s like to be a touring musician with a painful chronic condition:
Took this as soon as I stepped off stage. Making heating pads sexy since 2014. As many of you guys know, I live with #endometriosis. It can be really hard. Sometimes I feel like I can barely stand. But on nights like tonight, I slap on a heating pad and take some medicine and go hustle it out. It's been so fun playing these intimate shows and it's juicing me up for the big tour in the Fall!!! I would do anything for you guys! I hope you are loving Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, because for me life has never felt better ❤️
Halsey’s fans are taking her message to heart:
— daphne (@angelsdontplay) November 8, 2017
i am so proud to have @halsey as a role model, dealing with a chronic illness myself i know how hard it can be sometimes, both for me and my family, and even my mum keeps reminding me to look up at halsey and be proud of who i am ♡♡
— stella (@odetofrangipane) November 9, 2017