Halsey Is “So Happy” She Kicked 10-Year Smoking Habit

By Bryan Le 08/19/19

The singer received tweets of support from fans and fellow stars after her announcement.

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American Singer-Songwriter Halsey Performs at Q102's Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States.
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Pop star Halsey, who smoked for about a decade, is now officially nicotine-free. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter joyfully made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday to her fans and followers on the platform.

“I successfully quit nicotine a few weeks ago after smoking for TEN years,” Halsey wrote on Twitter. “I gained a lot of weight and probably lost some friends forever bc I was being a NUT (lol) but I’m so happy I did it and I feel v goooood. just wanted to share.”

Her big announcement was met with love, support, and praise from the Twittersphere. And not just from fans either, as fellow singer Kelly Clarkson joined in on the cheer.

“I don’t even know you and I’m proud of you!” replied Clarkson on Twitter. “That’s amazing! You’re too cool, talented, and inspiring for you to shave years off your beautiful life girl.”

Halsey has been candid about her personal struggles. In an interview with Rolling Stone in June, Halsey admitted that since becoming famous she’s been admitted to a psychiatric hospital twice.

Mental Health

“I’ve been committed twice since [I became] Halsey, and no one’s known about it,” she said in the interview. “But I’m not ashamed of talking about it now. It’s been my choice. I’ve said [to my manager], ‘Hey, I’m not going to do anything bad right now, but I’m getting to the point where I’m scared I might, so I need to go figure this out.’ It’s still happening in my body. I just know when to get in front of it.”

She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder following a suicide attempt at 17 years old. After a stay at a psychiatric hospital, her music career took off, but that didn’t stop her from staying focused on mental health.

“The thing about having bipolar disorder, for me, is that I'm really empathetic,” she said. “I feel everything around me so much. I feel when I walk past a homeless person, and I feel when my friend breaks up with someone, or I feel when my mom and my dad get into a fight and my mom's f—n' crying over dishes in the sink.”

Halsey said in the interview that she stays focused and drug-free because so many people rely on her.

“I just can’t be out getting f—ed up all the time,” she said.

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