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Halsey Breaks Silence On Her Health Struggles In New Single

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By Afouda Bamidele on June 5, 2024 at 5:45 PM EDT

Halsey feels "lucky to be alive" as she reveals hidden health struggles in the first track from her upcoming fifth studio album.

The "Without Me" hitmaker is well-known for pouring emotions into her music; however, nothing could have prepared fans for the morbid truth about her declining health.

Since its announcement, Halsey's fifth studio album has gained much attention, and her latest song may have left many in tears.

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Halsey's 'The End' Depicts Her Emotional Health Battle

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The 29-year-old singer shared the official lyric video to her new song, "The End," on YouTube, with the guitar-led single capturing her emotional health battle. The track revealed she had been suffering from ailments for years, noting:

"Every couple of years now, a doctor says I'm sick / Pulls out a brand new bag of tricks / And then they lay it on me / And at first, it was my brain, then a skeleton in pain / And I don't like to complain, but I'm saying sorry."

The haunting song continued with Halsey singing about her trauma, confessing: "When I met you, I thought I was damaged goods/ Had a f–ked up childhood/ And there's poison in my brain and in my blood."

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Halsey went on to discuss how she told her doctor about her lover. She told him she wasn't "bitter" because she had found someone better for her liver and would finally recover from her ailments.

Alas, the reality wasn't as she expected. "When I met you, I said I would never die/ But the joke was always mine 'cause I'm racing against time/ And I know it's not the end of the world, but could you pick me up at 8?/'Cause my treatment starts today," the singer concluded her song.

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Halsey Shares More About Her Health Struggles

Halsey shared more details about her health on Instagram, dropping a carousel of videos that depicted her emotional health journey. The first captured the singer seated on a couch and massaging her legs while saying:

"I feel like an old lady. I told myself I'm giving myself two more years to be sick. By 30, I'm having a rebirth, and I'm not gonna be sick, and I'm gonna look super hot and have lots of energy, and I'm just gonna re-do my twenties in my thirties. Seriously."

Next came a video of Halsey at the hospital, wearing a nose mask as she announced it was "day one" of her treatments. The third slide was a picture of a text exchange between the singer and someone named Anthony about her new song, "The End."

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The third video showed the 29-year-old in a dark studio, playing an acoustic guitar and recording her latest haunting tune.

Finally, the carousel ended with a tear-jerking emotional compilation of Halsey's hospital stay, from tears to treatments and scenes of her working on "The End."

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The 'Eastside' Singer Feels 'Lucky To Be Alive'

Halsey captioned the emotional post, "Long story short, I'm Lucky to be alive. Short story long, i wrote an album. It begins with The End. Out now."

She also tagged The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Lupus Research Alliance, organizations that will receive proceeds from "The End."

Although she didn't share what was wrong with her in the first post, Halsey updated fans about her health on Wednesday following the outpour of love and support. She thanked fans for listening to "The End" before revealing her condition, writing:

"I realize everyone is catching up with news I've held in for a very long time, and I wasn't sure how much I wanted to share. You've all been so kind, so I want to share a bit more. In 2022, I was first diagnosed with Lupus SLE and then a rare T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder."

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Halsey Got Better After Two Years

The singer-songwriter assured fans her health had significantly improved, but it wasn't a permanent solution. She noted her conditions were "currently being managed or in remission;" however, she would likely have them for the duration of her life.

"After a rocky start, I slowly got everything under control with the help of amazing doctors," Halsey continued, adding: "After 2 years, I'm feeling better, and I'm more grateful than ever to have music to turn to."

"I can't wait to get back where I belong: With you all Singing and screaming my heart out," she concluded her message. Her posts about "The End" and her health received positive responses from fans, who applauded her bravery.

Fans React To Halsey's Updates With Love & Support

On YouTube and Instagram, fans shared their love for Halsey with heartfelt comments about her latest single and prayers for her well-being. Someone noted the singer's song was the rainbow after a storm, writing:

"Thank you for being vulnerable enough to tell your story through your lyrics. My daddy passed away November last year after a 15-year-long battle with brain cancer. I struggle with his loss every day, but I am thankful for his strength. Thank you again."

Another declared: "How many hours sitting in the hospital getting infusion treatments have I listened to Halsey's albums and dreamed of a better life? I honestly couldn't even say, but I'm so grateful for Halsey's vulnerability and all the art they've given us. Can't wait for the album!!"

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"We love you, and we're so proud of your strength and resilience. We will always stay here with you," a third penned, while a fourth added: "You are very strong. We'll always be with you. Lots of love for you."

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