Solange Knowles, Beyonce’s sister, revealed the fact that she has been suffering from an autonomic disorder for five months now. She just took to her social media account to cancel her performance from the Afropunk festival in South Africa on New Year’s Eve.
It seems that Solange’s doctors won’t clear her for the very long flight to South Africa because of her health condition.
She posted a lengthy message on her social media account explaining the whole thing to her fans.
She wrote that it is essential to her that the people in South Africa become aware of the reason for which she is not able to perform at Afropunk for this New Year’s Eve.
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. 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 , 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. 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. 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. This past year has been one of the most fulfilling of my life… Performing this record and experiencing the energy exchange with you guys has been astounding, and I’m so excited about continuing to do the work I feel so absolutely humbled and appreciative to be doing next year. It gives me life.
She considers South Africa a place that means a lot to her and that has also given her so much.
Solange started to explain that during the past five months she has been struggling to battle an Autonomic Disorder and this journey was not easy at all.
Her diagnosis is quite complicated, and her doctors are not letting her fly all the way there, according to her post.
‘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.’
She promised her fans that she would definitely visit them later in 2018. She thanked Afropunk for the support, and she also showed her gratitude for the other festivals during this summer and fall that have been aware of her health condition and kept it a secret.