The Australian singer Sia Kate Isobelle Furler has revealed something deeply personal in one of her tweets on Friday.
She announced in her tweet that she has a neurological disease and is “suffering with chronic pain” due to Ehlers Danlos syndrome.
“I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going,” Sia tweeted. “Pain is demoralizing, and you’re not alone.”
Ehlers Danlos syndrome is a group of disorders that affects connective tissues that support the skin, bones, blood vessels and other organs and tissues, according to the National Institute of Health’s Library of Medicine.
Many people with the condition have soft, fragile skin and bruise and scar easily.
There are 13 types of Ehlers Danlos syndrome, as of 2017, according to NIH. People with this “classical” form of condition may experience wounds that leave scars that widen over time, the NIH states.
Most forms of the condition affect at least 1 in 5,000 people worldwide.
The songwriter and music video director, born 18 December 1975, started her career as a singer in the acid jazz band Crisp in the mid 1990s in Adelaide.
In 1997, when Crisp disbanded, she released her debut studio album titled ”Only See” in Australia.
Sia has received several awards to her credit over the years. some of the awards she has received are; The MTV Video Award for best Choreography 2014, ARIA music award for best pop release 2014, ARIA music award for best female artiste 2017 amongst others.