FKA Twigs Reveals 'Excruciating' Battle With Tumors - Rolling Stone
×
Home Music Music News

FKA Twigs Reveals ‘Excruciating’ Battle With Tumors

“I felt really alone and my confidence as a woman was knocked,” singer says after six fibroid tumors removed from uterus

FKA Twigs Reveals 'Excruciating' Battle With Tumors

Michael Zorn/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock

FKA Twigs revealed Monday that she has spent the past five months recovering following a battle with tumors.

In December, the singer underwent laparoscopic surgery to remove six fibroid tumors from her uterus.

“The tumors were pretty huge, the size of 2 cooking apples, 3 kiwis and a couple of [strawberries]. A fruit bowl of pain everyday,” Twigs wrote on Instagram. “The nurse said that the weight and size was like being 6 months pregnant.”

Twigs continued, “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.”

Twigs’ recovery is evident in the video that accompanied the news of her health issue, with the singer pole dancing without any post-surgery hesitation.

“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 wrote. “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.”

Twigs also wrote some words of encouragement for women dealing with a similar health issue. “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 wrote. “You can get through this.”

Popular on Rolling Stone

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 <3 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 ?

A post shared by FKA twigs (@fkatwigs) on

Arrow Created with Sketch. Calendar Created with Sketch. Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch.