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Solange Reveals to Fans Autonomic Disorder after Canceling Afropunk Performance

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“The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me…” Solange revealed to her fans after having to cancel her anticipated performance at the popular Afropunk Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa on New Years Eve. The “Cranes in the Sky” singer has dominated the music industry since the release of her album “A Seat at the Table”, amazing live performances and noteworthy sense of style. Solange also disclosed details about her autonomic disorder telling fans “It’s a complicated diagnoses, and I’m still learning so much myself, but right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight, and doing a rigorous show right after.”

Fans seem bummed about missing out on the beautiful performance, but gave nothing but warm wishes on her post with positive affirmations and admiration for her strength. Solange promises to come back to Afropunk in the near future which gives us all a sign of hope!

Wrote, deleted and re wrote this like 5 times… Still not sure what exactly or how much I want to share… However it’s so important to me for the people in South Africa, a place that has tremendous meaning to me and that has given me SO SO MUCH, to know why I won’t be performing at Afro Punk this NYE. The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me… Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all. It’s a complicated diagnoses , and I’m still learning so much myself, but right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight, and doing a rigorous show right after. I can’t put into words how saddened and sorry I am that I am unable to perform for you guys this NYE, there is simply no other place I wanted to be than there with my family to bring in 2018 with you…….but I give you my ABSOLUTE WORD I will come back with AfroPunk and deliver this performance…..as it is so extremely important to me to connect with the people who have so closely inspired me in so many ways. I can’t thank Afro Punk enough for their support, and to all of the other festivals this past summer/fall who have known about my health, kept it confidential, and gone out of their way to make me feel supported while doing these shows. As a part of the self care that I’ve tried to encourage this past year, it needs to start with myself, and I’m looking forward to doing a better job of this 2018. This past year has been one of the most fulfilling of my life… Performing this record and experiencing the energy exchange with you guys has been astounding, and I’m so excited about continuing to do the work I feel so absolutely humbled and appreciative to be doing next year. It gives me life.

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This was the first year Afropunk will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa and includes multiple international artists from South African’s own, Spoek Mathambo to British singer and songwriter, Laura Mvula. For 13 years, the Afropunk festival has been known for its diverse music, sounds, culture and beautiful people-no, but seriously GORGEOUS people. Tickets are still available.

If you can’t make South Africa’s Afropunk, you can still purchase tickets for 2018’s festival in Brooklyn at  http://afropunkfest.com/brooklyn/

Photo courtesy of The Sun UK and Solange Instagram

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