Halsey has opened up about what led her to plan on freezing her eggs at the age of only 23. The tough singer seemed to be showing her loyal fans a much more vulnerable side of her that they are used to.
She got candid about her struggle with endometriosis pain as well as the reason why she is planning on freezing her eggs.
The star stopped by today’s episode of The Doctors and talked about how she dealt with incredibly painful periods for years before she got diagnosed with endometriosis.
‘My whole life, my mother had always told me, ‘women in our family just have really bad periods.’ It was something she thought she was cursed to deal with and that I was cursed to deal with too, and that was just a part of my life,’ Halsey started.
However, when her career started, she also began realizing she was not just dealing with a ‘bad period.’
‘When I started touring and playing concerts and traveling, the stress and the strain on my body started to enhance the symptoms and make the experience a little worse. I was fainting all the time. I got misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue, anxiety, they were telling me I was fainting because I was anxious,’ she recalled.
Endometriosis is a condition that means endometrial tissue appears outside the uterus, causing pelvic pain.
But because the symptoms are so similar to PMS, a lot of doctors did not look more into it.
During one of her first tours, Halsey was ‘bleeding so much’ and was ‘in so much pain’ that walking became too difficult of a chore.
‘And a couple of minutes later I woke up on the floor in the bathroom and I pulled myself up and walked back out of the parking lot and collapsed in the street outside the bus. And my tour manager had to take me to the hospital,’ Halsey explained.
That is when, Dr. Thais Aliabadi, who was also on the show with her, diagnosed her condition.
‘It was so bittersweet because it was the relief of knowing I was not making it all up, and I was not being sensitive, and it was not all in my head.’
However, things did not get better instantly.
After her hospitalization, she found out she was pregnant but soon after miscarried!
‘Before I could even figure out what that meant to me, and what it meant for my future, my career, my life, my relationship, the next thing I knew I was on stage miscarrying. In the middle of my concert.’