Halsey is taking an “aggressive” step to protect her fertility.
The 23-year-old singer revealed Thursday on “The Doctors” that she has decided to freeze her eggs after suffering a battle with endometriosis and suffering a miscarriage.
“I’m 23-years-old, and I’m going to freeze my eggs,” Halsey said. “And when I tell people that, they’re like, ‘You’re 23, why do you need to do that? Why do you need to freeze your eggs?’ Doing an ovarian reserve is important to me because I’m fortunate enough to have that as an option, but I need to be aggressive about protecting my fertility, about protecting myself.”
Halsey also opened up about the experience of being diagnosed with the disease after collapsing while on tour several years ago.
“My tour manager had to take me to a hospital. And the whole time I was there no one knew what to tell me,” she said. “Dehydration, stress, anxiety and I was saying, ‘What about my pain?’ A lot of the time they can make you think it’s in your head.”
Months later, the singer experienced a miscarriage.
“I was on tour, and I found out I was pregnant. And before I could really figure out what that meant to me and what that meant for my future, for my career, for my life, for my relationship, the next thing I knew I was on stage miscarrying in the middle of my concert,” Halsey said. “And the sensation of looking a couple hundred teenagers in the face while you’re bleeding through your clothes and still having to do the show, and realizing in that moment that I never want to make that choice ever again of doing what I love or not being able to because of this disease.”
After undergoing surgery and getting an IUD last year, Halsey said she now “feels much better,” especially with the decision to freeze her eggs.
“Reproductive illness is so frustrating because it can really make you feel like less of a woman,” she explained. “There’s a lot of times when you’re sitting at home and you just feel so terrible about yourself. You’re sick, you don’t feel sexy, you don’t feel proud, you don’t feel like there’s much hope. And so taking these measures, so that hopefully I can have a bright future and achieve the things that I want to achieve by doing the ovarian reserve is really important.”