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Beyonce's Little Sister, Solange Knowles, Opened Up About Her Uneasy Battle With Autonomic Disorder

Date December 28, 2017

Solange Knowles is famous for many things: She is the younger sister of Beyonce, a talented musician and songwriter, a great performer and activist.

In 2017, Billboard even honored the 31-year-old artist with its Women in Music award.

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While having quite a busy schedule, the singer recently canceled one of her most-awaited performances at the upcoming AfroPunk festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Solange was supposed to give a concert on New Year Eve but canceled everything at the last moment due to health problems.

Wanting to explain everything to her fans, Knowles opened up about her health condition in a post on Instagram.

“It’s a complicated diagnosis”

Solange wrote a long message to her fans, explaining the true reasons behind her decision not to go to AfroPunk this year.

The past five months, I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It's been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me...

The singer wanted her fans to know that her condition was the main reason why she could not perform in Johannesburg on New Year Eve, and admitted that there are times when she feels “not so cool at all.”

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It’s a complicated diagnosis,” says Solange, “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.”

Autonomic Disorder is a complicated diagnosis indeed. According to Mayo Clinic, it is a common term that means a person's autonomic nervous system (ANS) is not working the way is should. And since ANS controls most of the processes in our bodies, the symptoms may range from simple weakness and lightheadedness to problems with the blood pressure or heart-rate regulation.

However, Beyonce's little sister is a true fighter, and she finished her letter on an optimistic note:

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.

Many social media users also left encouraging comments to her post, showing their love and support for the brave girl.

We also hope that Solange would get better soon and wish her all the best!