One in 10 women suffer from endometriosis. Beloved singer Halsey is one of those women and she is using her platform to spread awareness on this crippling disease.
“I have male managers in my life. I’m surrounded by men all the time,” she told Us Weekly at the Endometriosis Foundation of America Blossom Ball in NYC.
“There were times when I was bleeding through my clothes or I was sick and it got to the point where I had to look at everyone around me and be like, ‘You know what? that is something that is a reality for me and you need to suck it up and deal.’”
She adds: “I’m not going to let you make me ashamed of this,” she continued. “We’re going to get through this.”
During the event, Halsey was presented with the Blossom Award and spoke more about her illness in her acceptance speech.
“I have the privilege of getting to meet a lot of young fans on the road and many of them have told me that without that tweet they wouldn’t have taken the opportunity to talk to their doctors and physicians and say ‘Hey, something’s not right,’” she told the audience, according to Vogue.
“A lot of people are taught to believe the pain is normal. If you think something is wrong, it probably is. You need to go and demand that someone takes you seriously. Your health is all you have, and especially as a young women who has reproductive pain, you need to take care of yourself.”
For more info on endometriosis, check out all the stats and facts on Endometriosis Australia.