Super talented singer Solange has always been forthcoming with her feelings, her struggles and her triumphs when it comes to her fans. Recently, the “A Seat at the Table” hit singer said she was “fighting for my life” while recording her last album.
The beautiful sister of Beyoncé celebrated the two-year-anniversary of her 2019 project, “When I Get Home” with a personal note to fans via her instagram.
“2 year anniversary of the project that literally changed my life. When I first started creating ‘When I Get Home’ I was quite literally fighting for my life … in and out of hospitals (s/out park plaza on Binz! 🙂 with depleting health and broken spirits asking God to send me a sign I would not only survive, but that if he let me make it out alive, I would step into the light whatever that meant. He begin speaking to me. Half the time I didn’t know where it was coming from.”
The singer did not reveal details of her latest health issues, but Knowles in 2017 did open up about dealing with an autonomic disorder. According to the Mayo Clinic, autonomic nerve disorders affect the autonomic nervous system, which controls a person’s involuntary functions.
“I only knew I had to open the door and honor it. … I didn’t know who I was speaking to on ‘I am a witness,'” she wrote, referring to a song on the album.
“When I listen back, I hear a woman who had only an inkling of what the journey entailed, but didn’t have a clue of why or what the journey would look like. This project has shown me, once you open that door, you can’t go backwards.”
Back in 2018, Solange first revealed her struggle with this issue. “The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It has been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me… Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all.”
Yet, this isn’t the only health scare that nearly sidelined Solange. On her wedding day, Solange suffered from severe hives that revealed themselves as red bumps all over her face. She was able to quickly deal with that and be fine within a couple of days.
With this new autonomic disorder, Solange said it’s a complicated diagnosis and that “right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight, and doing a rigorous show right after.”
Autonomic nervous system disorders can occur alone or as the result of another disease, such as Parkinson’s disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases, alcohol abuse, or diabetes.
According to the Mayo Clinic, here are some types of autonomic disorders Solange could be dealing with:
Orthostatic hypotension is a sudden drop in blood pressure that occurs when a person stands up, causing