FKA Twigs has had six fibroid tumours removed her uterus.
The 30-year-old singer has revealed she has spent the past six months recovering from laparoscopic surgery - a procedure that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen and pelvis without having to make large incisions in the skin - to free her body of the benign growths, which she compared to having a "fruit bowl of pain" inside her "every day" and being six months pregnant.
The 'Video Girl' hitmaker - who split from fiancé Robert Pattinson last year - shared her health battle by posting a video of herself practicing her pole dancing, showing off her post-surgery figure on Instagram, adding: "I am a very private person as u all know and I have gone back and forth in my mind whether to share that this year I have been recovering from laparoscopic surgery to remove 6 fibroid tumours from my uterus. the tumours were pretty huge, the size of 2 cooking apples , 3 kiwis and a couple of strawberries. a fruit bowl of pain every day.
"the nurse said that the weight and size was like being 6 months pregnant.... (sic)"
The musician - whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett - admitted her "confidence was knocked" and she feared she'd never get her body back, whilst hailing anyone else with fibroid tumours "amazing warriors".
She continued: "I tried to be brave but it was excruciating at times and to be honest I started to doubt if my body would ever feel the same again.
"I had surgery in December and I was so scared, despite lots of love from friends and family I felt really alone and my confidence as a woman was knocked... (sic)"
Twigs admitted that Tuesday (08.05.18) was the first time she had felt herself again in months and she is now focusing all of energy on work.
She added: "...but... today whilst dancing with Kelly at the choreography house I felt like my strong self again for the first time in a while and it was magical. thank you precious body for healing, thank you for reminding me to be kind to myself, you are a wonderful thing, now go create and be other once again
"I know that a lot of women suffer from fibroid tumours and I just wanted to say after my experience that you are amazing warriors and that you are not alone. you can get through this.
"and with this I let go of the pain... love always twigs (sic)"