Solange Knowles cancels New Year’s performance over autonomic disorder

Solange Knowles has canceled her planned New Year’s Eve performance at Afropunk Fest in South Africa due to an illness she revealed to fans on social media Wednesday.

The 31-year-old singer behind A Seat at the Table announced she’s been “quietly treating and working through” an autonomic disorder, which refers to the breakdown of the autonomic nervous system. She did not divulge the specific type of disorder.

“It been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me… Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all,” Knowles wrote in a post on Instagram. “It’s a complicated diagnoses, and I’m still learning so much myself, but right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight, and doing a rigorous show right after.”

Knowles previously canceled two other concerts this year, one of which was a headlining appearance at the Florida State University homecoming concert. A statement from the “Cranes in the Sky” singer said it was due to a “medical condition.”

“I can’t put into words how saddened and sorry I am that I am unable to perform for you guys this NYE, there is simply no other place I wanted to be than there with my family to bring in 2018 with you,” she continued, “but I give you my ABSOLUTE WORD I will come back with AfroPunk and deliver this performance… it is so extremely important to me to connect with the people who have so closely inspired me in so many ways.”

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