Halsey rose to prominence through self-released songs on social media platforms. They were signed to Astralwerks in 2014, and their debut EP, Room 93, was released later that year. She Is currently signed to Capitol Records. Halsey is dedicated to their profession, as evidenced by the fact that they recently persisted to perform at the Leeds Festival while suffering from severe food poisoning.
Halsey said that they performed their headline set at the Leeds Festival on August 26th with “terrible food poisoning,” adding, “I have no idea how I’m still alive.” The singer and The 1975 co-headlined the opening night of the Yorkshire festival.
The singer turned to social media this morning, August 27th, to describe the “messed up conditions” in which she performed on the show. Via their Instagram stories, Halsey wrote: “I have no idea how I’m still alive after my Leeds set. I have terrible food poisoning STILL! It started yesterday at 2pm and I somehow made it on stage (after the medical team at the festival were soooo helpful!).” Obviously, she had plenty more to say.
I have played shows under some messed up conditions but last night might be the worst in recent memory. Felt like I was on Jupiter the whole time.
Thank you for being so cool and letting me basically do whatever just to survive the set! You guys would have been an unreal crowd under ANY circumstances let alone these. Time to rest now 4 Reading tomorrow.
In a subsequent post, she shared footage of herself in the festival’s medical tent, describing the experience as “exceptionally not f*cking chill.”
“Well [Reading & Leeds] didn’t really start how I pictured it lmao! Thanks for being so awesome Leeds. gonna rest all day and show up in tip-top shape for Reading tomorrow.”
You may check out the posts below, including footage from Halsey’s Leeds performance and her full set list, which included a version of Kate Bush’s resurgent ‘Running Up That Hill.’ At the very least, she prioritized her fans above herself. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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