In her Instagram post, the 27-year-old singer, who performed on SNL over the weekend, explained why it felt weird to see those comments and how she’s learning to love her body now, every day.
Click inside to read what Halsey wrote…
“I am posting this because no matter what I do people are going to talk about my body,” Halsey started, addressing the comments that she saw. “It is confusing symptom of being in the public eye so rather than complain I am going to give you something real to talk about!”
She continued on, “I did SNL two nights ago and a lot of people were quick to say how good I looked. That was a weird feeling. My body has felt like a stranger’s for a long time. I uphold myself to honesty to the point of over sharing sometimes but this feels important.”
“The first picture on this slide is days after my baby was already born. A lot of people don’t know that you still look pregnant for a while after. It is still changing and I am letting it,” Halsey wrote. “I have no interest in working out right now. I’m too tired and too busy playing with my darling son. With that being said, the body behind all those compliments the other night was wearing a custom tailored outfit and lighted perfectly after much testing, so I could feel good and do my job.”
“I do not want to feed the Illusion that you’re meant to feel and look ‘great’ immediately postpartum. That is not my narrative currently,” she adds. “If you’ve been following me because you’re also a parent and you dig what I’m doing, please know I’m in your corner.”
“I will never have my ‘pre baby body back’ no matter how it changes physically because I have now had a baby! And that has altered me forever; emotionally, spiritually, and physically,” Halsey shared. “That change is permanent. And I don’t want to go back! But, in the spirit of honesty, I’m really tired and not a superhuman and this is really hard. Doing my best to serve my art and my family whilst keeping it all so very real. Love.”