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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

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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.”

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 ?

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