Sia reveals battle with neurological disease, has been living with 'chronic pain'

James Marshall
October 6, 2019

Australian singer/songwriter Sia has revealed she has a debilitating condition that causes chronic pain.

EDS is a group of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissue, with symptoms including an increased range of joint movement, stretchy skin or fragile skin that breaks or bruises easily.

Sia is opening up about the chronic pain she is now suffering from, as well as the other ailments she is facing.

Sia said via Twitter that she is now "suffering with chronic pain, a neurological disease [and] Ehlers-Danlos", a genetic syndrome that weakens the body's connective tissue. Life is fucking hard. Pain is demoralizing, and you're not alone (sic),' she finished.

At least 1 in 5,000 people worldwide have the syndrome, according to the US National Institute of Health.

She frequently tells her followers on Twitter, "I love you, keep going!"

She has previously said that she was diagnosed with Graves disease, an auto-immune disorder, and she has suffered from addiction to drugs and alcohol and depression which led her to contemplate suicide at one point.

"I hope you're free from some pain soon, I love you". In a 2013 interview with Billboard magazine, Sid admitted that she "got seriously addicted to Vicodin and Oxycodone, and I was always a drinker but I didn't know I was an alcoholic". I used to be actually sad, being an artist, and I used to be getting sicker and sicker'.

In 2018, she celebrated eight years of sobriety.

As of Saturday afternoon, more than 100,000 people had liked Sia's tweet and many people who said they had the syndrome thanked her for bringing more awareness to the disease.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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