FKA Twigs, born Tahliah Debrett, revealed on Instagram today that she had six fibroid tumors removed from her uterus.
In the caption for a video of her pole dancing, she wrote that her “confidence as a woman was knocked” after the December surgery.
But for the first time in her recovery process, the singer, dancer, and director, said she’s feeling like herself partly due to the joy she gets from creating with her body.
Fibroids in and around the uterus are not cancerous, but can be incredibly painful, and affect 20 to 50 percent of women of reproductive age. FKA Twigs, 30, said she suffered from fibroids totaling the size and weight of a six month pregnancy.
“Thank you precious body for healing,” she wrote, ending with a message of solidarity for other women in her position, calling them “amazing warriors.”
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 🌱