Halsey has revealed she’s planning to freeze her eggs. But, unlike many women who make this decision as they get older, the 23-year-old singer is taking the drastic step with her health and “a bright future” in mind.
“Doing an ovarian reserve is important to me because I’m fortunate enough to have that as an option, but I need to be aggressive about protecting my fertility, about protecting myself,” said Halsey in an interview on The Doctors, discussing her ongoing battle with endometriosis.
Being diagnosed, as detailed by Halsey herself, was a long and frustrated process. “The thing with endometriosis is that it comes down to that doctors can tend to minimize 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.”
Ashley Frangipane, her real name, opened up about a traumatic episode last year, just a few months after being properly diagnosed, when she suffered a miscarriage while performing—an experience that prompted the decision to freeze her eggs.
“I was on your, and I found out I was pregnant,” Halsey recalled. “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.”
After undergoing surgery and getting a IUD in 2017, Halsey sayd she now “feels much better,” especially with the decision to freeze her eggs.
“Reproductive illness is so frustrating because it can really make you feel like less of a woman,” she explained. “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. And so taking these measures, so that hopefully I can have a bright future and achieve the things that I want to achieve by doing the ovarian reserve is really important.”