The singer Sia revealed that she has chronic pain due to a neurological disease called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
“I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going,” she tweeted Friday, CNN reported. “Pain is demoralizing, and you’re not alone.”
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects connective tissues that support the skin, bones, blood vessels and other organs and tissues, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
At least 1 in 5,000 people worldwide have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and many people with the syndrome have soft, fragile skin and bruise and scar easily, CNN reported.