Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A look at Sia’s Rare Ailment 

Australian singer-songwriter, Sia, on Friday, October 4 revealed that she suffers from a disease that gives her chronic pain. In a tweet on Friday, the 43-year-old stated that she had Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare condition that causes joint pain and extreme fatigue. She adds, “I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going,” Sia tweeted on Friday. “Pain is demoralizing, and you’re not alone”. Sia is not a person to share details about her life. She is known to be really reclusive even with showing her face as she usually would hide under fringe wigs. According to the UK’s National Health Service there are 13 types of EDS, a condition that affects connective tissue around the body. Some forms are described to be mild while others can be disabling. She has in the past suffered from depression, addiction to alcohol and pain medication. She has reportedly contemplated suicide even penning a suicide note. It will be recalled that sometime in 2010, she called off some promotional events, citing ‘poor health’ as a cause, specifically: ‘extreme lethargy and panic attacks.’ She has also in the past stated that she had been diagnosed with Graves’s disease (an autoimmune disorder featured by an over-active thyroid)

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