This is heartbreaking. Singer Halsey didn’t hold back in her latest interview with Playboy. The now 22-year-old revealed that when she was just 20 years old, she suffered a miscarriage.
Halsey, whose real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, told the mag that her experience with losing her baby wasn’t in line with the narrative often seen in mainstream media. This left her feeling different and alone.
“Every time I read a miscarriage story, it’s about a happily married woman who loses a baby,” she said. “And that’s f–king terrible and I empathize, but I never read ‘A 20-year-old girl who’s scared and alone and single had a miscarriage.’’’
The “Closer” songstress said that she hoped her story would lead other young women who are going through similar circumstances to feel less alone. She said, “That happens all around the world every day. I wanted to say something about it because when I was going through it, I was f--king alone.”
In trying to balance her growing career and the reality of dealing with the miscarriage, Halsey found herself with nowhere to turn. “I didn’t know any artists I could have called and said, ‘Hey, I know this happened to you. What should I do? Can I go back on tour? How long did it take for your hormones to realign?’” she said. “I had no one to talk to.”
Besides opening up about her personal experience with women's issues, the singer also talked about her activism in the field. She even donated $100,000 to Planned Parenthood earlier this year. She revealed that the backlash to the donation was intense and people accused her of putting up a front, not actually donating the moment herself.
“The negativity around Planned Parenthood was crazy,” she said. “‘That’s not your money. Someone’s using you as a front to donate it.’ No. I charged it to my personal Amex card.”
Well, it’s clear that Halsey, who rocked a pink pixie cut and a sheer pink bodysuit on the cover of the mag, isn’t afraid of sharing everything with her fans. And though she’s just beginning her time in the spotlight, it’s clear she’s got a lot to say!