‘Will not feed the illusion’

Halsey offers an honest look at their body in constant change.

The 27-year-old singer performed further Live Saturday Night over the weekend, less than three months after the birth of their first baby, Ender Ridley, on July 14th. In an Instagram post on Monday, Halsey shared a gallery of photos showing her body after giving birth to clear up misunderstandings and societal expectations after being told “how good I looked” after SNL concert.

“I post this because no matter what I do, people will talk about my body. It’s a confusing symptom of being in the public eye, so instead of complaining, I’ll give you something real to talk about,” Halsey began her caption. “I did SNL two nights ago and many people were quick to say how good I looked. It was a strange feeling. “

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“My body has felt like a stranger for a long time,” the artist continued. “I maintain myself to honesty to the point of over sharing sometimes, but it feels important. The first picture on this slide is days after my baby was already born. Many people do not know that you still look pregnant for a while. after. It’s still changing and I let it be. “

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Halsey explained that training is not at the forefront of her at the moment – “I’m too tired and too busy playing with my beloved son,” they said – and elaborated on the effort that went into their appearance during the TV appearance.

“That said, the body behind all those compliments the other night was wearing a bespoke outfit and turned on perfectly after a lot of testing so I could feel good and do my job,” Halsey said. “I do not want to feed the illusion that you have to feel and look ‘amazing’ immediately after giving birth. That is not my narrative at the moment.”

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Halsey then stated that they are okay with how their body is developing.

“If you’ve been following me because you’re a parent too, and you’re digging into what I’m doing, you know I’m in your corner. I’ll never get my ‘pre baby body’ back, no matter how it changes. physically because I now have a baby! “they said. “And it has changed me forever; emotionally, spiritually and physically. That change is permanent. And I will not return!”

“But in the spirit of honesty, I’m really tired and not a superhuman, and that’s really hard,” Halsey concluded. “Do my best to serve my art and my family while keeping it all so very genuine. Love.”

Halsey, whose film If I can not have love, I will have power now streaming HBO Max, tweeted last week that their entire “Twitter timeline every single day is just ‘BOOBS'” as fans comment on their postpartum body: “I would love to talk about literally everything else !!!! ” they added.

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In a separate tweet, Halsey answered frequently asked questions on the subject: “1. They look like it because I breastfeed. 2. Yes, I can not believe it either. 3. Yes, they get in the way 4. No, I do not know if they will go back to normal ever 5. Yep they hurt 6. Yes it’s weird to look different back then [sic] I’m used to 7. Yes, I’ll probably delete this. “

Halsey also said becoming a parent has changed their lives in “so many ways.”

“I feel guilty about working, I feel guilty when I’m not working,” they explained. “I’m terrified, I’ll always struggle to live up to my own expectations. But I’ve also experienced love unlike anyone else and have finally learned to ask for help and admit when I’m lonely or need it. “

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