FKA twigs reveals she underwent surgery to remove fibroid tumors
“I tried to be brave but it was excruciating at times.”
FKA twigs has revealed that she underwent laparoscopic surgery in December 2017 to remove fibroid tumors from her uterus. The British-based artist detailed her experience in a May 9 Instagram post.
Twigs desribed her condition pre-surgery as being a "fruit bowl of pain" due to the size of the tumors. She confirmed that she has recovered from the surgery, though her "confidence as a woman was knocked," and posted the message alongside a video of her dancing in a studio. The post ended with a show of support for women in a similar condition and the message that "you can get through this."
FKA twigs post reads:
"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.
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