Fans Shower Halsey With Supportive Messages After The Singer Shared An Emotional Health Update

Halsey opened up about her recent health battles, and she described the experience in her new music.

Halsey on the red carpet wearing a traditional outfit with intricate patterns and jewelry, featuring a cropped top and draped fabric
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Earlier today, the singer released the first song off of her upcoming fifth studio album. She first announced the song, titled "The End," yesterday, where she gave some context to the song's title.

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"Before the first single comes, I wanted to share this," Halsey wrote on social media Monday, sharing the song's cover art ahead of the song's Tuesday release. "It means a lot to me and I love it. Let’s try something different this time and start at 'The End.'"

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The song almost brought me to tears after hearing the lyrics, because it was clear that Halsey was enduring something we, as fans, knew nothing about. "Every couple of years now, a doctor says I'm sick pulls out a brand new bag of tricks," Halsey sings. "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."

Halsey sits courtside at a basketball game, holding a drink and wearing a sleeveless top and jeans
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"When I met you, I thought I was damaged goods, / had a fucked up childhood, / and there's poison in my brain and in my blood," she continues to sing.

Halsey on the red carpet wearing a sheer, fitted dress with long gloves
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While Halsey did not specify her health battles on the song, she spoke candidly about her multiple diagnoses last year, noting she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome — known as MCAS — and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, known as POTS.

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As far as meeting someone who she later describes on the song as a "lover who's better for her liver," that could be referring to her boyfriend, actor Avan Jogia.

Avan Jogia and Halsey pose together; Avan wears an ornate jacket with intricate patterns, while Halsey rocks vibrant hair and a detailed two-piece outfit
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On the day of the song's release, Halsey also posted several videos to Instagram that showed the health journey she's been on, including clips from what appears to be the singer receiving medical treatment.

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"Long story short, I’m lucky to be alive," Halsey captioned the post, while also tagging both the Lupus Research Alliance and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. "Short story long, I wrote an album. It begins with 'The End.' Out now."

Halsey stands in an ornate room wearing a corset and high boots, posing with hands on an ornate table
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In the first video, the singer is seen rubbing her legs as she seemingly attempts to relieve the aches throughout her body. "I told myself I'm giving myself two more years to be sick," she said, adding that she's going through a rebirth, and she hopes to get hotter and have more energy as she relives her 20s in her 30s.

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She continued being vulnerable with her followers by including a montage video of her various hospital visits.

Halsey in a medical setting, receiving intravenous treatment in the first image and resting on a hospital bed covered with a blanket in the second image
Halsey in a medical setting, receiving intravenous treatment in the first image and resting on a hospital bed covered with a blanket in the second image
Top: Halsey wearing a face mask with earphones in a chair.Bottom: Halsey with a teary face close-up
Top: Halsey wearing a face mask with earphones in a chair.Bottom: Halsey with a teary face close-up

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Her comments were immediately flooded with messages of support and concern. It was heartwarming to see fans and friends rally behind her, as well as those who acknowledged they judged her appearance without realizing what she was going through.

Instagram post by user alexlopezworld showing support for H, addressing judgments and offering encouragement
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Twitter: @TheAlexisKraft

Instagram comment from _marisapena: "Oh angel we love you & support you so dearly! Thank you for sharing something so personal with us. Love you always ❤️"
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Twitter: @LLSusa

jazmynxox__: "the amount of bullshit you've endured and you're still pushing everyday, you inspire us all"
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Twitter: @_3myy

Tawannunes says, "You're so strong, so beyond grateful that you're still here! I love you and I can't put into words how much you mean to me"
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Twitter: @ninemoons42

Sending you so much love and the biggest virtual hug, Halsey!

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