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Solange Reveals She’s Having Health Issues, Cancels Afropunk NYE Performance

Solange has opened up about a health issue she has been dealing with for the last few months, which has caused her to cancel her New Year’s Eve performance at Afropunk. Get the deets inside…

It’s with sad news that Solange will not be hitting the stage for her scheduled New Year’s Eve performance at Afropunk Fest in South Africa. The reason? An illness she has kept under wraps.

Today, the “Cranes In The Sky” singer revealed she has been “quietly treating and working through” an autonomic disorder. The 31-year-old singer didn’t reveal the specific type of disorder as the term autonomic disorder is a blanket term for a breakdown of the autonomic nervous system.

“It [has] 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.”

Earlier this year, the Grammy Award winner had to cancel two concerts. She was tapped to headline at Florida State University’s homecoming concert, but she ended up having to cancel due to a “medical condition.”

She continued:

“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.......but I give you my ABSOLUTE WORD I will come back with AfroPunk and deliver this performance.....as it is so extremely important to me to connect with the people who have so closely inspired me in so many ways.”

Solo revealed several festivals she performed at during the summer and fall knew about her condition and kept it confidential. She thanked them for going out of their way to make sure she was comfortable.

“This past year has been one of the most fulfilling of my life...Performing this record and experiencing the energy exchange with you guys has been astounding, and I’m so excited about continuing to do the work I feel so absolutely humbled and appreciative to be doing next year. It gives me life.”

Read her full announcement below: 

 

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. 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. 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.......but I give you my ABSOLUTE WORD I will come back with AfroPunk and deliver this performance.....as it is so extremely important to me to connect with the people who have so closely inspired me in so many ways. I can’t thank Afro Punk enough for their support, and to all of the other festivals this past summer/fall who have known about my health, kept it confidential, and gone out of their way to make me feel supported while doing these shows. As a part of the self care that I’ve tried to encourage this past year, it needs to start with myself, and I’m looking forward to doing a better job of this 2018. This past year has been one of the most fulfilling of my life... Performing this record and experiencing the energy exchange with you guys has been astounding, and I’m so excited about continuing to do the work I feel so absolutely humbled and appreciative to be doing next year. It gives me life.

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We hate hearing this. We pray she remains healthy and we don't expect nothing but greatness in 2018.

The Afropunk organizers also issued a statement regarding Solo’s canceled performance, telling fans:

“We would like to thank Solange for her ongoing support, and for sharing this year with us at AFROPUNK festivals around the world. It is incredibly important to those of us at AFROPUNK that she recovers and remains in good health. Her music and spirit has been a place of great comfort and inspiration to us as a community. And of course we are incredibly saddened that she will no longer be performing at the inaugural AFROPUNK Joburg this weekend.”

“Solange was greatly looking forward to being a part of this historic occasion, and as her statement makes clear, she has vowed to come back to Johannesburg with AFROPUNK at a later date.”

She'll see y'all in South Africa soon!

Photos: Chad Wadsworth via Solo's IG

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