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FKA twigs reveals she underwent surgery to remove fibroid tumors

“I tried to be brave but it was excruciating at times.”

May 09, 2018

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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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FKA twigs reveals she underwent surgery to remove fibroid tumors