FKA Twigs reveals she had 6 'pretty huge' fibroid tumors removed from her uterus
The whole painful experience made FKA Twigs feel alone and she says how it knocked her down. She also commended other women who have gone through pain and stayed strong.
FKA Twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, is opening up about her health struggles as the singer recently revealed she was diagnosed with six tumors and how she had to undergo a surgery to remove them. The singer took to her Instagram and shared the news with her 1.2 million followers in a post.
Tahliah is often known for keeping her private life away from the media and her decision to come forward and be vocal about her health struggles was commended by her fans. "I am a very private person as you all know and I have gone back and forth in my mind whether to share that this year I have been recovering from laparoscopic surgery to remove 6 fibroid tumors from my uterus," she wrote.
In order to give her fans a better picture of how things were, she gave them an idea about the size of the tumors. "The tumors were pretty huge, the size of 2 cooking apples, 3 kiwis, and a couple of strawberries," she wrote. Describing it as "a fruit bowl of pain every day" the singer confessed that it was a lot to go through.
At the same time, Tahliah added that "the nurse said that the weight and size was like being 6 months pregnant." The singer confessed that there were days when she felt she couldn't go on and doubted herself. "I tried to be brave but it was excruciating at times and to be honest I started to doubt if my body would ever feel the same again," she noted.
Even though Tahliah noted that her loved ones were around her, she felt like she was alone. "I had surgery in December and I was so scared, despite lots of love from friends and family I felt really alone and my confidence as a woman was knocked," she further added.
While nearly four months have passed since she got the surgery, the singer confessed that she felt like herself when she let herself dance to the beats of the music. "Today whilst dancing with Kelly at the choreography house I felt like my strong self again for the first time in a while and it was magical," she said.
She then acknowledged how everyone's body is a temple which should be treated properly and be loved. "Thank you precious body for healing, thank you for reminding me to be kind to myself, you are a wonderful thing, now go create and be other once again," she wrote.
Tahliah also applauded the women who have gone through the same experience as her and commended their ability to stay strong. "I know that a lot of women suffer from fibroid tumors and I just wanted to say after my experience that you are amazing warriors and that you are not alone. you can get through this," she concluded. As soon as the singer posted her story, people were quick to appreciate her strength for coming forward and talking about her journey.
Some even commented about their own health issues. "This so much to women facing these issues every day. I've had a several chocolate cysts removed from my uterus due to endometriosis. Thank you for sharing your experience beautiful," one comment read. While another noted, "Wow, I have my surgery scheduled for the end of this year being I have 6 as well but still thinking can I actually go through with this."