Singer Halsey ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Lupus & Leukemia Health Challenge

American singer and songwriter Halsey says she is lucky to be alive after she revealed she had been struggling with her health for a while.

In a post on Instagram, Halsey hinted that she’d been diagnosed with lupus and leukemia.

In a series of photos and videos, she’s seen in a hospital and says she feels “like an old lady”.

“Long story short, I’m lucky to be alive,” she wrote in the caption, where she also announced her new album.

Halsey shared the health update while announcing her fifth studio album and releasing its lead single, The End.

The US singer-songwriter, whose real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, is known for her track Closer with The Chainsmokers and her debut album, Badlands, which went platinum in the US.

“I told myself I’m giving myself two more years to be sick,” she says in the Instagram video.

“When I’m 30, I’m having a rebirth and I’m not going to be sick.

“I’m going to look super hot and have lots of energy and get to redo my 20s in my 30s.”

Halsey had previously hinted that she had been sick for most of her adult life and when she had her son, her health became worse.

She’s said she’s been treated for conditions including endometriosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, Sjogren’s syndrome, and mast cell activation syndrome.

There are multiple types of leukemia, which is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells.

The NHS says it’s not known what causes leukaemia and the disease can leave patients more susceptible to infections and feeling run down.