Solange Reveals Secret Battle With Illness

Published: Thursday 28th Dec 2017 by Sam

Solange has never been afraid to speak up and out. However, she’s revealed that she struggled to be open about a health challenge that’s been affecting her.

In a lengthy letter, the Grammy winning songstress explains to fans that she won’t be performing at Afro Punk Johannesburg  as planned after being diagnosed with autonomic disorder.

Her words below…

Wrote, deleted and re wrote this like 5 times… Still not sure what exactly or how much I want to share… However it’s so important to me for the people in South Africa, a place that has tremendous meaning to me and that has given me SO SO MUCH, to know why I won’t be performing at Afro Punk this NYE. The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me…

Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all. It’s a complicated diagnoses , and I’m still learning so much myself, but right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight, and doing a rigorous show right after. I can’t put into words how saddened and sorry I am that I am unable to perform for you guys this NYE, there is simply no other place I wanted to be than there with my family to bring in 2018 with you…….but I give you my ABSOLUTE WORD I will come back with AfroPunk and deliver this performance…..as it is so extremely important to me to connect with the people who have so closely inspired me in so many ways.

I can’t thank Afro Punk enough for their support, and to all of the other festivals this past summer/fall who have known about my health, kept it confidential, and gone out of their way to make me feel supported while doing these shows.

As a part of the self care that I’ve tried to encourage this past year, it needs to start with myself, and I’m looking forward to doing a better job of this 2018. This past year has been one of the most fulfilling of my life… Performing this record and experiencing the energy exchange with you guys has been astounding, and I’m so excited about continuing to do the work I feel so absolutely humbled and appreciative to be doing next year. It gives me life.

Given how much the industry is hinged on selling fantasy and vitality, we truly salute Solange for being courageous enough to share her truth.

Her health should always come first and we imagine her fans agree.

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  1. Davii December 28, 2017

    Didn’t know she had fans

    • Haters Gon’ Hate December 28, 2017

      We didn’t know you had so little else in your life that you found the time to open this page, read it and then hate on someone for whom you 1000 times less significant than a grain of sand in her doormat . Get help and do better in 2018.

      • Davii December 28, 2017

        Okay thanks Solange. Lol.

    • Roach December 28, 2017

      My thoughts exactly but actually you’re the one @Davii

    • ? + ✈ = ? December 28, 2017

      I came in here thinking she had mental illness

    • China December 28, 2017

      Actually, Never liked her. A friend played her CD on a long drive and its a Beautiful Masterpiece.

  2. Allure Searles December 28, 2017

    I am glad that Solange is speaking up about what’s going on with her she is very courageous and strong woman I’m proud of her I have always loved her music she is a wonderful person that has a good heart I send her well wishes and speedy recovery God bless her

  3. ronald darrel garr December 28, 2017

    Dear Solange How are you doing? I hope you are doing better because I really mis you performing, although I never seen you perform live but have view many times on video. And just begn to relize the real meaning behind all your perform’s. And know that I understand what you stand for and why you perform you are discontinuing. I am Ronald Darrel Garr and I am trying to get my thumb cut and third eye open for my girl Shawana Adams.And I just graduated Rishis Institute of Metaphysics in Euclid Ohio. The two fingers the pinky and next to the pinky finger the ring finger at the nuckcal with the corkscrew on each nuckcal bacause that is how my grandfather Chief Joesph Brant the Mohawk Indian chief out of Bradford Canada the head of six nations of indian wants it as well as my grandfather Jack Johnson in Whitehead Tennessee who elbows pop wants it for my wife Shawana Adams she is my wife with my third eye open. God Bless and Happy New Years.

  4. Jasmine December 28, 2017

    Get better sis

  5. DanYiel Iman December 28, 2017

    ??PRAYERS for her opening up to her friends as she’s done, hopefully all will be well in the months to come!!??

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