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Solange has been diagnosed with an autonomic disorder

Her upcoming New Year’s Eve performance at Afropunk in Johannesburg has been cancelled.

December 27, 2017

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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On Wednesday, Solange revealed in an Instagram post that she was diagnosed with an autonomic disorder earlier in 2017. The unspecified illness has forced Solange to cancel her scheduled headlining performance at Afropunk's New Year's Eve celebration in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read her post above via HotNewHipHop.

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"The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder," Solange wrote on Instagram. "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."

Autonomic disorders affect the autonomic nervous system, and can have a wide range of symptoms.

Solange thanked Afropunk and the other festivals she worked with in 2017 "who have known about my health, kept it confidential, and gone out of their way to make me feel supported while doing these shows." She promised to continue working in 2018, including an eventual return to South Africa to perform at Afropunk. "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," she wrote.

Solange has performed her live show, designed for her debut album A Seat At The Table, at the Guggenheim, FYF Fest, and at Afropunk Brooklyn.

Solange has been diagnosed with an autonomic disorder