Debbie Gibson is speaking out about her battle with Lyme disease.
The singer revealed the details of her health issue in a candid open letter to her fans.
“Last year, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease,”; explained the “Electric Youth”; songstress. “It is an elusive disease that disguises itself as many other things and creates a lot of pain and discomfort along the way.”;
The ’80s icon wasn’t shy about acknowledging the struggles she’s faced while trying to deal with the obstacles that come with contracting Lyme disease.
Previous to the reveal of her health battle, Gibson faced criticism online for her recent super-skinny appearance at a performance in Chile. The singer used her letter to address the barrage of comments.
“Amidst the posts online celebrating the wonderful concerts in Santiago, I would come across comments about my weight and appearance,”; shared Gibson. “Some were just plain mean and ignorant. I want to urge you all… NEVER JUDGE… ANYONE! You never know what someone is going through. These comments hurt the people writing them… not me.”;
Gibson says she has now found a “Lyme-literate”; doctor, as well as a functional treatment program that is allowing her to feel like herself again.