Via Twitter, she told her 3.8mil followers: “Hey, I’m suffering with chronic pain, a neurological disease, ehlers danlos and I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going. Life is fucking hard. Pain is demoralising, and you’re not alone.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, Ehlers-Danlos primarily affects the skin, bones, blood vessels and other organs and tissues." Symptoms include overly flexible joints and stretchy, fragile skin and can also involve more severe issues relating to pregnancy, heart health and skeletal abnormalities.
In a series of follow-up tweets, the singer also shared she has problems with her thyroid and elaborated on her neurological and mental health issues.
"Just to clarify, I have a neurological disease AND ehlers danlos. EDS isn't a neurological disease. sorry for the confusion." she wrote. "If you'd like more information it's neuralgia caused by a routine surgery three years ago. My TSH is also 29, it's supposed to be below 4, so I'm severely hypothyroid. I'm also taking time off to do intensive therapy on Complex PTSD. Turns out my bipolar 2 diagnosis was wrong."
Add her debilitating back injury and cubitle tunnel to the mix, and Sia’s officially got it all... except STDs which she describes as “miraculous” (silver linings, eh?!)
Wrapping things up, the 43-year-old shared her sympathy for those with little access to healthcare and encouraged anyone dealing with illness to continue fighting.
“Plenty of people suffering more than me,” she wrote. “At least I have resources. I really feel for those struggling w/the healthcare system. KEEP GOING!”
More than 171.3k people have liked her OG tweet, with thousands of people thanking her for bringing awareness to EDS.
Sending well-wishes your way, Sia!