Watch Halsey's Speech About Her Years-Long Battle With Endometriosis

After years of struggling with endometriosis, Halsey is no longer interested in hiding her painful past and spoke out about her tribulations with the disorder when she appeared at the Endometriosis Foundation of America's ninth annual Blossom Ball on Monday night (March 19) in New York City.

"I can't pretend anymore that just because I'm a pop artist and I'm touring that everything's perfect and everything's all good and my skin's always great and I'm fit and my outfits are always perfect," the 23-year-old star said during the 10-minute speech, before confessing that a miscarriage a few years back directly led to her endometriosis diagnosis. In case you didn't know, endometriosis is a condition in which the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus. It can lead to painful periods, inflammation and many other side effects. 

"I still wake up every day and I am scared that if I become that sick girl again that all of those people will go away, that fears can haunt me for the rest of my life, that if I get sick again, if I get bad like I was, that my friends aren’t going to understand, that my partner is not going to understand, that everybody is going to give up on me because I am a lot easier to deal with when I am healthy than I am when I am sick," she continued. "But it's being places like here and hearing the stories of other women who have been through what I have been through and seeing the smiles on their face and watching them walk in beautiful dresses and watching them be here with their children, their miracle children that they are so happy to have."

Halsey isn't the only star to speak up for endometriosis, which impacts nearly 176 million women around the world. Back in February, Lena Dunham did the same when she penned an open letter in Vogue about her own struggle with the disease. Scroll on below to watch Halsey's speech in full or head on over to the Endometriosis Foundation of America's website to read the transcript from her speech in full. 

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