Singer-songwriter Halsey has once again captivated audiences with their latest release, “The End.” This emotional ballad, which debuted on Tuesday, serves as the first single from their upcoming, not-yet-titled fifth album. Following the critical success of 2021’s “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” Halsey delves deep into personal health struggles and the complexities of a relationship marred by questions of mortality.

A Personal Revelation

Unveiling “The End”

Halsey first teased the release of “The End” on Instagram earlier this week, culminating in an official announcement featuring candid videos of her medical journey—a struggle previously kept private. Although the initial post did not specify the illness, a follow-up on Wednesday revealed that Halsey had been diagnosed in 2022 with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and a rare T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder.

A Candid Account

“Both of which are currently being managed or in remission; and both of which I will likely have for the duration of my life,” Halsey shared with her followers. She expressed gratitude for the support received in the 24 hours following her revelation. “After a rocky start, I slowly got everything under control with the help of amazing doctors. After 2 years, I’m feeling better and I’m more grateful than ever to have music to turn to. I can’t wait to get back where I belong: With you all.”

The Journey Documented

Instagram Insights

In her Tuesday Instagram post, Halsey included videos showing the raw and personal aspects of her health battles. One video captures Halsey massaging her calves, appearing in pain with medical tape around her arm. “Seriously, I feel like an old lady,” she remarked. Another clip shows Halsey in an infusion chair, masked up, marking the start of her treatment. This was followed by a montage of hospital visits spanning an extended period.

Lyrics from “The End”

The song itself is a poignant reflection of her health struggles. “Every couple of years now, a doctor says I’m sick/ Pulls out a brand new bag of tricks/ And then they lay it on me/ And at first, it was my brain, then a skeleton in pain/ And I don’t like to complain, but I’m saying sorry,” Halsey sings, encapsulating the emotional and physical toll of her diagnoses.

Advocacy and Philanthropy

Supporting Research

In conjunction with the release of “The End,” Halsey announced donations to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Lupus Research Alliance. Her Instagram post highlighted and tagged both organizations, emphasizing her commitment to supporting research and awareness for these conditions.

Understanding the Diseases

Halsey Explores Love and Illness in New Single "The End"
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Leukemia and lymphoma are cancers affecting the blood and lymphatic system, respectively, while lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks healthy tissue, impacting joints, skin, circulation, and various organs. T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders can manifest in multiple forms, including types of leukemia and lymphoma, as noted by the National Institute of Health.

Looking Forward

A Resilient Outlook

Despite the gravity of her health challenges, Halsey remains hopeful and determined. “Long story short, I’m lucky to be alive. short story long, I wrote an album. it begins with The End. Out now,” she stated. Her resilience and optimism shine through, as she looks forward to a future filled with health, energy, and continued musical creativity.


“The End” is more than just a song; it is a testament to Halsey’s strength, vulnerability, and artistry. As fans eagerly await the rest of the album, Halsey’s journey of love and illness serves as a powerful reminder of the healing power of music and the importance of advocacy and awareness in the face of personal trials.

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