Halsey shares sexual assault story in Women's March poem

Singer Halsey opened up about being raped and assaulted in a poem she read at the Women's March.
Singer Halsey opened up about being raped and assaulted in a poem she read at the Women's March. Photo credit: Getty

Singer Halsey has opened up about being raped and sexually assaulted in a chilling poetry reading.

The 23-year-old hitmaker attended the 2018 Women's March in New York City on January 21. 

Instead of a speech, Halsey recited a poem she wrote called 'A Story Like Mine'. She spoke of being sexually assaulted as a child, being forced to give a partner oral sex and accompanying a friend to Planned Parenthood after she was raped.

She also mentioned performing onstage while suffering a miscarriage.

After the march, Halsey tweeted that performing the poem was "really hard" but that she was humbled by the support she received.

Thousands of protesters attended the second Women's March in cities across the world. The feminist gathering marked the first anniversary of the presidency of Donald Trump, who has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women.

Other celebrities in attendance included Viola Davis, Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon.

Halsey will perform in New Zealand in April.

Newshub.