On Wednesday (May 9) British singer FKA Twigs wrote a letter to her 1.2 million followers revealing that she underwent laparoscopic surgery to have six fibroid tumors removed from her uterus late last year.
According to The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Uterine fibroids “are non-cancerous tumors that grow within the wall of the uterus.” The 30-year-old singer revealed that she “tried to be brave, but it was excruciating at times.” She also shared that she started to doubt if her “body would ever feel the same again.” FKA Twigs, born Tahliah Debrett Barnett, shared the letter alongside a black and white video of herself pole dancing. The singer is seen dancing freely around at The Choreography House pole fitness dance studio in North Hollywood, California, to “Call on Me” by Janet Jackson feat. Nelly. “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.”
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dear friends, I am a very private person as u 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 tumours from my uterus. the tumours were pretty huge, the size of 2 cooking apples 🍎 🍎, 3 kiwis 🥝 🥝 🥝 and a couple of 🍓🍓. a fruit bowl of pain everyday. the nurse said that the weight and size was like being 6 months pregnant. 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. 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. but… 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. 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 ❤ I know that a lot of women suffer from fibroid tumours 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. and with this I let go of the pain… love always twigs 🌱
FKA further explains that she felt the strongest she had since the surgery and felt compelled to share her story in unity with women who have had similar struggles. “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,” she said. “You can get through this. And with this, I let go of the pain . . . love always Twigs.”