The notoriously private singer Sia is revealing her health battle on social media, hoping inspire others.
“Hey, I'm suffering with chronic pain, a neurological disease, ehlers danlos and I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going,” she wrote in part.
The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, or EDS, are a rare group of connective tissue disorders. Symptoms include tissue fragility, debilitating musculoskeletal pain, skin that stretches further than normal and joints that are more flexible than normal, according to The Ehlers-Danlos Society.
Sia’s message is resonating with fans, who are showing their support.
“Umm I didn’t know Sia had my condition.. nobody ever talks about ehlers danlos,” wrote one user.
“We zebras are the strongest and the best actors through our worst days! Hang in there girl we are all behind you and support you, even though we are invisible like our illness,” said another.
“Thanks for always being so honest, this means a lot for people in similar situations.. You’re an incredibly strong woman who keeps inspiring many around the world. We LOVE you and support you, always,” one person tweeted.
In the past, Sia has also opened up about her former addiction to alcohol and pain killers. Last year, she celebrated eight years of sobriety.