You probably know Sia for her crazy wigs and incredible pipes. But the pop singer, 43, opened up on Friday, Oct. 4th about how she’s living with chronic pain due to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. (Actress Jameela Jamil also recently revealed that she also has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.)
“Hey, I’m suffering with chronic pain, a neurological disease, Ehlers Danlos and I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going,” she wrote. “Life is fucking hard. Pain is demoralizing, and you’re not alone.”
Hey, I’m suffering with chronic pain, a neurological disease, ehlers danlos and I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going. Life is fucking hard. Pain is demoralizing, and you’re not alone.
According to the National Institute of Health, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is “a group of disorders that affect connective tissues supporting the skin, bones, blood vessels, and many other organs and tissues.” Symptoms range from mildly loose joints to hyper-mobility to highly stretchy (elastic) and fragile skin to more severe issues relating to heart health and skeletal abnormalities.
Sia’s fans came out strong with lots of supportive messages.
“We love you so much @Sia, you’re not alone either, please take caresending you lots of love and healing vibes,” one fan wrote.
“WE LOVE YOU! KEEP GOING!”, another wrote.
And yesterday, she shared more about her overall health in new tweets.
“Just to clarify, I have a neurological disease AND ehlers danlos. EDS isn’t a neurological disease. sorry for the confusion.” she wrote.
She also shared she has hypothyroidism.
“If you’d like more information it’s neuralgia caused by a routine surgery three years ago. My TSH is also 29, it’s supposed to be below 4, so I’m severely hypothyroid. I’m also taking time off to do intensive therapy on Complex PTSD. Turns out my bipolar 2 diagnosis was wrong.”
Just to clarify, I have a neurological disease AND ehlers danlos. EDS isn’t a neurological disease.
😍 sorry for the confusion.
Anddddd some back issues.
“Oh yeah, herniated c6-7 c4-5 and cubitle tunnel syndrome.no STDs, which frankly, is miraculous given my twenties. so… Plenty of people suffering more than me. At least I have resources. I really feel for those struggling w/the healthcare system. KEEP GOING!”
Here’s hoping Sia’s health takes a turn for the better soon.
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