FKA Twigs Reveals She Had Surgery Following 'Excruciating' Battle With 6 Tumors in Her Uterus
By Desiree Murphy
FKA Twigs is opening up about her recent health scare.
The 30-year-old singer took to Instagram on Tuesday, revealing that she had surgery back in December to remove six fibroid tumors from her uterus.
"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," FKA Twigs, real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett, captioned a black-and-white video of herself confidently dancing on a pole. "The tumours were pretty huge, the size of 2 cooking apples, 3 kiwis and a couple of [strawberries]. A fruit bowl of pain everyday."
FKA Twigs continued on, telling fans that a nurse had told her at the time that the weight and size of the tumors was like the equivalent of being six months pregnant. Though she was terrified, she ultimately underwent surgery.
"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," she explained. "I was so scared, despite lots of love from friends and family I felt really alone and my confidence as a woman was knocked."
Now, approximately five months since the procedure, FKA Twigs is feeling more like herself again, thanks to some carefree dancing around at The Choreography House pole fitness dance studio in North Hollywood, California, to "Call on Me" by Janet Jackson feat. Nelly.
"Today whilst dancing with [my friend] Kelly [Yvonne] at the choreography house I felt like my strong self again for the first time in a while and it was magical," she gushed. "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."
The British singer concluded the post by giving a special shoutout to other brave women who are currently suffering from fibroid tumors.
"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 said. "And with this I let go of the pain... love always twigs."