Dallasblack.com: Solange Reveals Secret Battle With Health Disorder After Doctor Forces Her To Suddenly Pull Out Of NYE Gig

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Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:06 AM

Solange Reveals Secret Battle With Health Disorder After Doctor Forces Her To Suddenly Pull Out Of NYE Gig

By: Monya Fleming

Solange Reveals Secret Battle With Health Disorder After Doctor Forces Her To Suddenly Pull Out Of NYE Gig
Solange Knowles was scheduled to perform at AfroPunk in South Africa on New Year’s Eve. However, the singer was forced to cancel her appearance due to suffering from an autonomic disorder.

The Houston, Texas native took to Instagram to explain that she has been dealing with health issues for the past five months. She shared a photo of herself with a lengthy caption explaining the cancellation.

"Wrote, deleted and re wrote this like 5 times...Still not sure what exactly or how much I want to share..." the 31-year-old wrote in the caption. "I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It’s 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."

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.

She went on to explain that her doctors have advised her not to be on an extended flight to perform such a "rigorous show."

The "Cranes In The Sky" singer continued, "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."

Solange also pulled out of a concert in Florida last month due to health issues. 

Knowles promised to return to perform in South Africa when she was feeling better. She thanks the festival organizers for keeping her health problems confidential and for showing their support. 

#cosmicjourney

Beyonce's sister did not reveal which type of autonomic disorder she was battling. There are around 14 types of autonomic diseases that can cause symptoms such as fainting, constipation, or issues with bladder control and sexual function.

The autonomic system controls everything our bodies do automatically, sending unnoticed signals from the brain to the heart, lungs, skin and digestive systems.

The organizers of Afropunk issued a statement regarding Solange's axed performance.
Solange opens up about her Disorder. #solange #autonomía #autonomic #autonomicdisorder

They wrote, "We would like to thank Solange for her ongoing support, and for sharing this year with us at AFROPUNK festivals around the world. It is incredibly important to those of us at AFROPUNK that she recovers and remains in good health. Her music and spirit has been a place of great comfort and inspiration to us as a community. And of course we are incredibly saddened that she will no longer be performing at the inaugural AFROPUNK Joburg this weekend."


They continued,  "Solange was greatly looking forward to being a part of this historic occasion, and as her statement makes clear, she has vowed to come back to Johannesburg with AFROPUNK at a later date."



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