Hailey Bieber is speaking candidly about her battle with an ovarian cyst that’s “the size of an apple.”
The model took to social media on Monday to detail her experience.
In the photo shared on Bieber’s Instagram Stories, she held up her shirt, revealing her stomach. “I have a cyst on my ovary the size of an apple,” she wrote. “I don’t have Endometriosis or PCOS but I have gotten an ovarian cyst a few times and it’s never fun.”
The Rhode founder, who tied the knot with Justin Bieber in 2018, denied rumors that she was expecting a bundle of joy, writing, “not a baby.” The 26-year-old concluded her message by describing how the cyst has impacted her body. “[I] feel nauseous and bloated and crampy and emotional,” she confessed, before offering her followers who might be going through similar situations words of encouragement. “We got this.”
This isn’t the first time Bieber has opened up about a health scare. Back in March, she suffered stroke-like symptoms while eating breakfast with the Changes singer. She was later hospitalized in Palm Springs.
“They found I had suffered a very small blood clot in my brain, which caused a small lack of oxygen, but my body had passed on its own and I recovered completely within a few hours,” she said via Instagram at the time. “Although this was definitely one of the scariest moments I’ve ever been through, I’m home now and doing well.”
The following month, Bieber posted a lengthy YouTube video titled “Telling My Story,” revealing that she underwent a procedure on her heart.