Solange Knowles Opens Up About Her Health Battle On Instagram

Solange Knowles

by Elizabeth Bennett |
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Solange Knowles has taken to Instagram to share with fans her ongoing battle with an autonomic disorder. In the message the singer confirmed that she would not be able to go ahead with her scheduled headline performance at Afropunk Festival on New Year's Eve in Johannesburg, South Africa.

‘Wrote, deleted and re wrote this like 5 times...Still not sure what exactly or how much I want to share...However it's so important to me for the people in South Africa, a place that has tremendous meaning to me and that has given me SO SO MUCH, to know why I won't be performing at Afro Punk this NYE,’ Solange began her message.

‘The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It been a journey that hasn't been easy on me...Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all. It's a complicated diagnoses, and I'm still learning so much myself, but right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight, and doing a rigorous show right after,’ the singer revealed.

The 31 year old released her third album, A Seat at the Table towards the end of 2016 and has spent the majority of this year touring.

She finished her message by apologising to her fans who were planning to attend her NYE show.

'I can't put into words how saddened and sorry I am that I am unable to perform for you guys this NYE, there is simply no other place I wanted to be than there with my family to bring in 2018 with you.'

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