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Halsey Takes Social Media Break After Apology For Eating Disorder Photo

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

Singer Halsey has apologized to her fans after posting a photo which could have been triggering to people struggling with eating disorders — something the 26-year-old has also dealt with.


After apologizing, Halsey also shared that she would be taking a break from social media. Read on to find out more about the situation, and what Halsey has said about her struggles in the past.

Halsey Apologizes For Eating Disorder Photo

On Monday, Halsey took part in a recent Instagram trend in which fans requested to see certain photos. One fan asked to see her at her “lowest point.” The singer reportedly responded with a selfie apparently taken during her eating disorder struggle.

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Over the photo, Halsey included the text, “TW: ED,” which stands for “Trigger Warning: Eating Disorder.” She added the message, “ask for help.” The star later deleted the photo, and took to Twitter to apologize.

She started the tweet with a trigger warning, and wrote, “I am very sorry for posting a photo of myself depicting my struggle with ED without a sufficient trigger warning.” She added that she was “nervous” to post the shot and therefore “didn’t think properly.”

“I had positive intentions,” she added. “I would never want to harm someone who shares my struggle.” The tweet has received almost 50,000 likes, with fans sharing their love and support for her.


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Halsey followed up her apology tweet with another message sharing that she was going to “log off,” explaining that “this has turned into something I am not emotionally equipped to handle for the time being.”

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Halsey previously opened up about her mental health struggles to Rolling Stone in 2019. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17, and shared that she had been “committed twice” since becoming famous.

“It’s been my choice,” Halsey explained. “I’ve said to [my manager], ‘Hey, I’m not going to do anything bad right now, but I’m getting to the point where I’m scared that I might, so I need to go figure this out.’ It’s still happening in my body. I just know when to get in front of it.”

Earlier this year, the singer sat down with licensed therapist Dr. Snehi Kapur for a video discussing bipolar disorder. Her latest album Manic was influenced by the singer’s experience with the disorder.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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