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Singer/dancer FKA Twigs revealed that she has been absent from her music career because she has been suffering from a “fruit bowl of pain” due to fibroid tumors. She opened up about undergoing surgery to have the six tumors removed from her uterus.

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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 <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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Twigs, born Tahliah Debrett Barnett, shared the details of her health issue in a lengthy post on Instagram. The singer, who is usually private, decided to share the details with her 1.2 million followers to bring awareness of how debilitating fibroids can be.

“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,” Barnett stated. She said that she was in excruciating pain from the tumors that were the size of “two cooking apples, three kiwis and a couple of [strawberries].”

The combined weight and size of her tumors equated to that of a woman in her sixth month of pregnancy. As a result of being in pain, and feeling betrayed by her body, the 30-year-old artist said her “confidence as a woman was knocked.” She had surgery to remove the tumors last December and shared words of wisdom to the women who battle fibroids.

” 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 wrote.

You can read her full statement in the Instagram post above.



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