Dancer and singer FKA twigs just revealed in an Instagram post that she has been struggling with fibroid tumors for the past few months, undergoing laparoscopic surgery to remove a total of six fibroid tumors from her uterus. “The tumors were pretty huge, the size of two cooking apples, three kiwis and a couple of strawberries,” stated the singer in the post, adding that her nurse had said that the weight and size was comparable to being six 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,” said FKA twigs, also revealing that throughout her surgery in December she felt as if her “confidence as a woman was knocked,” despite all the love from friends and family. The singer posted a video of herself dancing, saying that it is the first time she felt like her strong self again after suffering from the fibroid tumors.
“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,” ends her post, with FKA twigs turning the pages to a new chapter. Read the full statement below.
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 ?