Solange Cancels Afropunk Performance, Reveals Autonomic Disorder Diagnosis

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Autonomic Disorder Diagnosis

It is sad to her that Solange will not be giving any performances no time soon due to medical reasons. The talented singer revealed that she has been diagnosed with an autonomic disorder by doctors and has been treating it.

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The news came when Solange canceled her New Year’s Eve performance that was to take place during the Afropunk Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Solange took to instagram to share the news to fans, where she openly talks about the health problems she has been dealing with. “The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder,” she writes. “It been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me… Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all.”

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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So what is an Autonomic Disorder?
Autonomic disorder is when the nerves that control the involuntary bodily functions are damaged and can affect people differently depending on the severity. Solange explained that her diagnosis was complicated and that she is still learning about the autonomic disorder herself.

This is not keeping the queen of shea butter twitter down. She’s already promised that after she has recovered she will perform at Afropunk in Johannesburg, South Africa given the chance.


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