Solange maakt statement omtrent ziekte

Solange maakt statement omtrent ziekte

Solange, de 31-jarige zus van Beyonce, heeft via haar Instagram pagina open kaart gespeeld over haar ziekte. Daarbovenop zegt ze haar oudejaarsoptreden af op het Afropunk festival in Zuid-Afrika.

In haar statement op Instagram laat de zangeres weten dat ze lijdt aan een ziekte die haar zenuwstelsel aantast, waardoor haar tour niet helemaal loopt zoals gepland. Een stoornis van het autonome zenuwstelsel kan ontstaan door de ziekte van Parkinson zelf, maar soms ook als bijwerking van medicijnen. Deze stoornissen kunnen zich uiten in verminderde blaascontrole, erectiestoornissen, obstipatie (gestoorde darmlediging), en moeite met de bloeddrukregeling (bloeddrukdaling bij staan, waardoor mensen duizelig worden). De annulatie van het Afropunk festival is dan ook op doktersvoorschrift.

Solange wist in 2016 criticasters en publiek te overtuigen met haar album ‘A Seat At The Table’. Ze moest eerder dit jaar haar optreden annuleren op Dour Festival, maar maakte dat goed door in extremis naar Pukkelpop af te zakken.

Lees haar statement hieronder.

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 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.

Een bericht gedeeld door Solange (@saintrecords) op

29 december 2017
Joris Roobroeck