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Lorde Shares Heartbreaking Update While Battling Mystery Illness

Lorde Shares Heartbreaking Update While Battling Mystery Illness

Lorde is sharing some rare insight into her life.

In a recent newsletter to fans, he 26-year-old “Green Light” singer opened up about battling a mystery illness, revealing that she stopped taking the medication she’s been on for the past decade.

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“The little yellow pill I took every morning for thousands of mornings since I was 15, I stopped taking it 5 days ago,” Lorde wrote in her newsletter shared on Wednesday (Sept. 20). “Gonna see how it goes.”

The decision to stop taking the medication comes amid the ongoing health issues that she’s been battling for the past year.

“My body is really inflamed, it’s trying to tell me something and I’m trying to support it but nothing seems to help and I get frustrated,” Lorde shared. “My gut isn’t working properly, my skin is worse than ever, I’ve gotten sick half a dozen times.”

Lorde then spoke about her relationship with her body, admitting that she feels as though she previously neglected it.

“I realized earlier this year that listening to my body is hard for me, it’s something I never really learned how to do,” Lorde wrote. “I’ve been trying to teach myself that this year, but it’s been hard actually, pretty confronting, has made me fully aware of all the times I ignored it or didn’t give it what it needed, shamed it for a fight or flight response, took a handful of pills and pushed through.”

In addition to her health update, Lorde said she’s “living with heartbreak again.” Lorde has been in a relationship with music producer Justin Warren since 2016.

“It’s different but the same,” Lorde continued. “I ache all the time, I forget why and then remember. I’m not trying to hide from the pain, I understand now that pain isn’t something to hide from, that there’s actually great beauty in moving with it. But sometimes I’m sick of being with myself.”

With everything going on, Lorde said she’s optimistic about her future.

“I know I’m gonna look back on this year with fondness and a bit of awe, knowing it was the year that locked everything into place, the year that transitioned me from my childhood working decade to the one that comes next — one that even through all this, I’m so excited for,” Lorde concluded. “It’s just hard when you’re in it.”

Earlier this year, Lorde shared an uplifting message from Taylor Swift.

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