Solange Knowles Cancels New Year's Eve Performance Due to Autonomic Disorder
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Taking to Instagram, the 31-year-old songstress reveals that the decision to cancel the show comes after her doctor doesn't let her take a long flight and perform a gig right after.

AceShowbiz - %cSolange Knowles% has been forced to cancel her New Year's Eve performance at Afropunk in South Africa due to an illness. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, December 27, the Houston songstress told her followers that she's been quietly battling an autonomic disorder, an illness that refers to the breakdown of the automatic nervous system.

"The past five months I have been quietly treating and working through an Autonomic Disorder," so she wrote. "It's been a journey that hasn't been easy on me. Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all. It's a complicated diagnoses, and I'm still learning so much myself."

The singer further explained that the decision to cancel the show came after her doctor didn't let her take a long flight and perform a gig right after. However, she assured fans that she would return to perform for them at a later date as "it is so extremely important to me to connect with the people who have so closely inspired me in so many ways."

Solange went on expressing her gratitude to the organizers of her previous festivals for keeping her illness "confidential, and gone out their way to make me feel supported while doing these shows." She then revealed that she would begin the new year by focusing on herself and "doing a better job of this 2018."

Concluding her lengthy post, she wrote, "Performing this record and experiencing the energy exchange with you guys has been astounding." She continued, "I'm so excited about continuing to do the work I feel so absolutely humbled and appreciative to be doing next year. It gives me life."

Wrote, deleted and re wrote this like 5 times... Still not sure what exactly or how much I want to share... However it’s so important to me for the people in South Africa, a place that has tremendous meaning to me and that has given me SO SO MUCH, to know why I won’t be performing at Afro Punk this NYE. The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an Autonomic Disorder. It been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me... Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all. 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. 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.......but I give you my ABSOLUTE WORD I will come back with AfroPunk and deliver this performance.....as it is so extremely important to me to connect with the people who have so closely inspired me in so many ways. I can’t thank Afro Punk enough for their support, and to all of the other festivals this past summer/fall who have known about my health, kept it confidential, and gone out of their way to make me feel supported while doing these shows. As a part of the self care that I’ve tried to encourage this past year, it needs to start with myself, and I’m looking forward to doing a better job of this 2018. This past year has been one of the most fulfilling of my life... Performing this record and experiencing the energy exchange with you guys has been astounding, and I’m so excited about continuing to do the work I feel so absolutely humbled and appreciative to be doing next year. It gives me life.

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Following her announcement, organizers of the event issued a statement regarding the news, saying that they "are incredibly saddened that she will no longer be performing at the inaugural AfroPunk Joburg this weekend." However, they accepted her decision as it "is incredibly important to those of us at AfroPunk that she recovers and remains in good health."

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