Halsey reveals plan to freeze eggs after onstage miscarriage

  • 27/04/2018

Halsey has revealed she's planning to freeze her eggs at age 23, after an ongoing battle with endometriosis that lead to a miscarriage onstage in the middle of a concert.

The 'Bad At Love' singer, real name Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, appeared on an episode of US talk show The Doctors to discuss her battle with the condition.

The 23-year-old suffered horribly painful periods for years, but her symptoms were repeatedly minimised and misdiagnosed by doctors.

"The thing with endometriosis is that it comes down to that doctors can tend to minimise the female experience when it comes to dealing with it," she explained. "A lot of the time they can make you think it's in your head."

She also described how a few months after finally receiving her diagnosis, she suffered a miscarriage onstage.

"I was on tour, and I found out I was pregnant. And before I could really figure out what that meant to me and what that meant for my future, for my career, for my life, for my relationship, the next thing I knew I was on stage miscarrying in the middle of my concert," she said.

"The sensation of looking at a couple hundred teenagers in the face while you're bleeding through your clothes, and still having to do the show... I realised in that moment I never want to have to make that choice again."

Halsey said the experience prompted her to undergo surgery, and a year later she's decided to freeze her eggs in hope of a "bright future".

"Reproductive illness is so frustrating because it can really make you feel like less of a woman," she said. "There's a lot of times when you're sitting at home and you just feel so terrible about yourself.

"You're sick, you don't feel sexy, you don't feel proud, you don't feel like there's much hope.... Hopefully I can have a bright future and achieve the things that I want to achieve by doing the ovarian reserve - [it's] really important."