On the heels of Halsey’s Saturday Night Live appearance on Oct. 9, the “Without Me” singer and new mom took to Instagram to share their thoughts about their postpartum body and to dispel what fans see onstage versus the reality. The post comes after an outpouring of compliments on the way the star looked during their performance. 

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“I am posting this because no matter what I do people are going to talk about my body. It is confusing symptom of being in the public eye so rather than complain I am going to give you something real to talk about!” Alongside the caption, Halsey shared along several candid snaps of their postpartum body. 

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They revealed, “the body behind all those compliments the other night was wearing a custom tailored outfit and lighted perfectly after much testing, so I could feel good and do my job. I do not want to feed the Illusion that you’re meant to feel and look ‘great’ immediately postpartum. That is not my narrative currently,” adding, “I uphold myself to honesty to the point of over sharing sometimes but this feels important.”  

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The pics show Halsey in various stages postpartum and baring intimates. “The first picture on this slide is days after my baby was already born. A lot of people don’t know that you still look pregnant for a while after. It is still changing and I am letting it.”

They added that credit to their looks doesn’t go to a strict postpartum workout regimen: “I have no interest in working out right now. I’m too tired and too busy playing with my darling son.” 

Halsey gave birth to Ender just a few short months ago, and has since been vocal about other issues such as normalizing breastfeeding, and more. 

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