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FKA twigs – Autumn /Winter 2016
Nose chain Rachel EntwistlePhotography Ryan McGinley, fashion Karen Langley

FKA twigs reveals she had six tumours removed last year

‘The nurse said that the weight and size was like being six months pregnant’

FKA twigs has revealed that she had six fibroid tumours removed from her uterus in December. “The tumours were pretty huge, the size of two cooking apples, three kiwis, and a couple of strawberries. A fruit bowl of pain everyday,” the musician wrote on Instagram earlier today. “The nurse said that the weight and size was like being six months pregnant.”

“I was so scared,” she continued. “Despite lots of love from friends and family I felt really alone and my confidence as a woman was knocked.”

Having since recovered from the surgery, twigs shared a video of herself dancing. “Today whilst dancing... 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.”

She finished with a message for other women who’ve suffered from the tumours: “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.”

Last week, FKA twigs released the latest issue of her Instagram magazine AVANTgarden, which was made in collaboration with electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never.

Check out her Instagram post below.