Celebrity Singer Halsey Shares Her Struggle With Lupus

Singer Halsey (Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) arrives at the Flip Grand Launch Event Hosted by Grammy-Nominated Artist Halsey with Performances by Scout Willis, BIA, and Kehlani held at Avalon Hollywood on December 9, 2021 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

Ashley Frangipane, better known as the singer Halsey, has discussed her health issues openly. After giving birth to her baby in 2021, the singer said in 2022 that her body had been “rebelling” against her due to her endometriosis.

This, she believes, triggered the start of lupus.

In an Instagram post, 29-year-old singer Halsey shared her new single “The End” and described details of her autoimmune disease.

Lupus is an inflammatory illness that impacts the immune system. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, it affects at least five million individuals globally, and inflammation can affect joints, blood cells, lungs, heart, skin, and kidneys.

It can be challenging to identify and manage the symptoms of lupus, a crippling and life-threatening condition. Nine out of ten individuals with the condition are women, and it is more frequent in women between the ages of fifteen and forty-four. Lupus and other autoimmune diseases tend to run in families, according to research, but a mix of variables probably sets off the illness.

Mild or severe symptoms may emerge gradually or all at once. ‘Flares,’ in which symptoms worsen for a while before improving or going away totally, affect the majority of lupus patients. Lupus is most easily recognized by its characteristic rash, which spreads over both cheeks and looks like butterfly wings. Additional signs and symptoms may manifest as aches and pains in joints, high body temperature, lethargy, nervousness, difficulty breathing, headaches, chest discomfort, dry eyes, and skin lesions.

Lupus treatment varies according to the severity of the symptoms. After a diagnosis is made, a patient is directed to a rheumatologist for treatment of symptoms such as joint pain and extreme exhaustion.

Reaching out to individuals who understand lupus, receiving emotional support from loved ones, and prioritizing self-care may all help with coping. 

At least five million individuals throughout the globe are coping with lupus, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. Celebrities who have been diagnosed with the disorder and want to educate their followers about it include Paula Abdul, Lady Gaga, and Selena Gomez, among many others.