Solange is opening up to her fans in a major way.
On Wednesday, the "Cranes In The Sky" singer shared something she's never talked about publicly before: her autonomic disorder diagnosis. In an Instagram post, Solange revealed that she's been "quietly treating" and "working through" her illness for the past five months, but because of her health issues, she won't be able to perform at the upcoming Afro Punk New Year's Eve festival in South Africa, as previously planned.
"Wrote, deleted and re wrote this like 5 times..." began her post. "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," she explained. "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."
While Solange opted not to get into too much detail about her particular disorder, according to Mayo Clinic, autonomic nerve disorders generally refer to a breakdown of the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary functions. Those with an autonomic nerve disorder often suffer from problems with the regulation of heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, perspiration, and other involuntary bodily functions.
You can check out the rest of Solange's heartfelt announcement below.
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