FKA Twigs has revealed that she is currently recovering from laparoscopic surgery to remove six fibroid tumours from her uterus.
The notoriously private artist shared the personal news in an Instagram post, explaining that she had surgery back in December to remove benign growths the size of two apples, three kiwis and a couple of strawberries — “a fruit bowl of pain everyday” or the equivalent size of being six months pregnant, as she puts it.
“I tried to be brave but it was excruciating at times and to be honest I started to doubt if my body would ever feel the same again,” she wrote.
Despite feeling like “my confidence as a woman was knocked,” twigs told her followers that she finally “felt like my strong self again for the first time in a while and it was magical” — a feeling she credits to dancing at her choreography house.
She also shared a video of said dancing. Watch that and read her full post below.
dear friends, I am a very private person as u all know and I have gone back and forth in my mind whether to share that this year I have been recovering from laparoscopic surgery to remove 6 fibroid tumours from my uterus. the tumours were pretty huge, the size of 2 cooking apples ? ?, 3 kiwis ? ? ? and a couple of ??. a fruit bowl of pain everyday. the nurse said that the weight and size was like being 6 months pregnant. I tried to be brave but it was excruciating at times and to be honest I started to doubt if my body would ever feel the same again. I had surgery in December and I was so scared, despite lots of love from friends and family I felt really alone and my confidence as a woman was knocked. but… today whilst dancing with Kelly at the choreography house I felt like my strong self again for the first time in a while and it was magical. thank you precious body for healing, thank you for reminding me to be kind to myself, you are a wonderful thing, now go create and be other once again <3 I know that a lot of women suffer from fibroid tumours and I just wanted to say after my experience that you are amazing warriors and that you are not alone. you can get through this. and with this I let go of the pain... love always twigs ?