Bella Hadid Stepping Away From The Spotlight Amid Battle With Lyme Disease
Bella has all our love and support right now!
Bella Hadid has spoken out on her battle with Lyme disease, confessing she has struggled greatly with her health this year and is taking a break from her busy schedule and life in the spotlight.
Fans had been worried about the model as she skipped some very high-profile events in the fashion world, which she previously loved. Including the Met Gala, Paris Fashion Week, and Cannes Film Festival.
In April, the 26-year-old told fans she was struggling with her health, after a standard root canal surgery lead to an infection, which exacerbated her struggle with Lyme disease.
The model has got candid once more, confessing her absence was due to her vulnerable condition.
In a frank IG post, Bella began: “The little me that suffered would be so proud of grown me for not giving up on myself.”
The supermodel admitted that working while in such a vulnerable condition had taken its toll, so she stepped back from her modeling. “Living in this state, worsening with time and work while trying to make myself, my family and the people who support me, proud, had taken a toll on me in ways I can’t really explain.”
“To be that sad and sick with the most blessings/privilege/opportunity/love around me was quite possibly the most confusing thing ever.”
“One thing I want to express to you all is that 1: I am okay and you do not have to worry, and 2: I wouldn’t change anything for the world. If I had to go through all of this again, to get here, to this exact moment I’m in right now, with all of you, finally healthy, I would do it all again. It made me who I am today,” she told fans.
Bella offered support to those experiencing similar hardships, encouraging them to take a break and step away from their hectic schedule, focusing on health and wellbeing instead.
“The universe works in the most painful and beautiful ways but I need to say that if you are struggling- it will get better.”
“I promise. take a step away, stay strong, have faith in your path, walk in your truth and the clouds will start to clear up.”
“I have so much gratitude for and perspective on life , this 100+ days of Lyme, chronic disease , co infection treatment, almost 15 years of invisible suffering, was all worth it if I’m able to, God willing, have a lifetime of spreading love from a full cup, and being able to truly be myself, For the first time ever,” she wrote.
The model shared several candid photos, from points in her health journey.
Explaining their importance, she said: “I tried to pick the most positive pictures I could because as painful as this experience was, the outcome was the most enlightening experience of my life filled with new friends, new visions and a new brain.”
Bella also made sure to thank the her supports, modelling contacts, and medical team, aiding in her treatments.
“Thank you for the patience of the incredible company’s that I work for , my supporters and the people who continued to check in. My agents Jill and Joseph for protecting me. I love and appreciate you more than I can ever express.”
“Thank you to my genius Dr, and her INCREDIBLE team of nurses. I love you SO much!!!” she gushed.
Finally, Bella concluded by revealing she would continue her break from public life for her health, and expressed her adoration for her supporters:
Writing: “I’ll be back when I’m ready. I miss you all so much. I love you all so much.”
The California girl was diagnosed with Lyme disease as a teenager in 2012. Her mother Yolanda and brother Anwar also suffer from the disease.
She thanked her mother for being so supportive as she struggled over the past year: “Thankful to my mommy for keeping all of my medical records, sticking by me , never leaving my side, protecting, supporting , but most of all, believing me through all of this,” she wrote.
The runway star also paid tribute to her dog, Glizzy P. Beans, who was a comfort to her during this time.
“And God Bless my Angel, Glizzy P. Beans aka Petunia aka Beans. For never leaving my side not for one second.”
Bella received a huge amount of love and support in the comment section.
Her sister, fellow model, Gigi Hadid wrote: “I love u I am so proud and happy 4 u!”
Swedish model and designer Elsa Hosk said: “It takes the most strength to take care of YOU, sending so much love and healing.”
Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes commented: “Much love to you beautiful strong soul! Sending you strength and love for your recovery.”
Here’s wishing her an easy and peaceful health journey.