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Solange shows autonomous disorder diagnosis, cancels appearance on New Year’s Eve at AfroPunk Fest

Solange Knowles opens up about her struggle with autonomous disorder in a new post. Here, the singer accepts an award at the BET Awards in Los Angeles, June 2017.

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Solange has just broke the bad news to the fans that they are no longer able to perform at the AfroPunk musical festival on New Year’s Eve by a recent autonomous disorder diagnosis.

On Wednesday, the 31-year-old singer shared a post on Instagram detailing her diagnosis along with the announcement that they are canceling her upcoming show.

“In the past five months, I have been quiet the treatment, and operates through an Autonomous Disorder. It is a journey that is not easy on me,” she says in the photo caption of a picture of themselves. “Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool. It is a complicated [diagnosis], and I’m still learning so much of myself, but now my doctors are not clearing me for such an extensive long flight, and doing a harsh tone immediately after.”

Wrote, deleted and re-wrote it 5 times… Still not sure what exactly and how much I want to share… But for me, it is so important for the people in South Africa, a place that has a huge meaning for me and that has given me SO MUCH to know, why I not in the performing of Afro, Punk this NYE. The past five months, I have been quiet the treatment, and operates through an Autonomous Disorder. It is a journey that is not easy for me… I Sometimes feel cool, and other times not so cool. It is a complicated diagnosis , and I’m still learning so much of myself, but now my doctors are not clearing me for such an extensive long flight, and doing a harsh tone immediately after. I can’t put into words how sad and sorry I am that I’m not able to act for you 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 the delivery of this performance…..it is therefore extremely important to me to connect with the people who are so closely inspired me in so many ways. I would like to thank Afro, Punk enough for their support, and to all the other festivals last summer/autumn that are known about my health, kept it confidential, and go out of their way to give me support while doing these shows. As a part of the self care which I’ve tried to encourage in the past year, the need to start with myself, and I look forward to doing a better job of this 2018. The past year has been one of the most satisfying of my life… the Run of this album, and the experience of the energy exchange with you is amazing, and I’m so excited about the continuation of the work I feel so absolutely humbled and grateful to do next year. It gives me life.

A post shared by Solange (@saintrecords) on Dec 27, 2017 at 8:33am PST

Beyoncé’s younger sister apologized to fans and expressed how difficult it has been for her to share the news, but also stated that her health was the reason why she had remained quiet for a few months.

In addition to thanking her fans, the singer also revealed that other festivals were aware of her disorder and thanked the festival organizers and who knew a lot about the state of her health, and “kept secret.”

According to the doctors at NYU Langone, the Dysautonomia Center, there are various types of autonomic disorders, but the overall impact of the disorder is the body has trouble regulating certain internal organs functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and body temperature. Symtons of the disorder can cause fainting, dizziness and fluctuating blood pressure.

Solange has yet to detail what the symptoms that they are experiencing or what kind of disorder she has, but despite struggling with the disorder, she told the fans that she was determined to come back strong in the New Year.

“As a part of the self-care that I’ve tried to encourage in the past year, the need to start with myself, and I look forward to do better from this by 2018,” she wrote. “In the past year is one of the most satisfying of my life… the Run of this album, and the experience of the energy exchange with you is amazing, and I’m so excited about the continuation of the work I feel so absolutely humbled and grateful to do next year. It gives me life.”

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