Halsey performed as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Saturday (October 9) for the fourth time.
They performed ‘I Am Not a Woman, I’m a God’ and ‘Darling’ off their recent album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.
This was Halsey’s first major live performance since welcoming their first child earlier this year.
Following the performance, Halsey took to Instagram to address comments being made about their post-baby body.
The singer shared a series of photos saying, “I am posting this because no matter what I do people are going to talk about my body. It is a confusing symptom of being in the public eye so rather than complain I am going to give you something real to talk about.”
“I did SNL two nights ago and a lot of people were quick to say how good I looked. That was a weird feeling,” Halsey continued. “My body has felt like a stranger’s for a long time. I uphold myself to honesty to the point of over sharing sometimes but this feels important. 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.”
“I have no interest in working out right now. I’m too tired and too busy playing with my darling son,” Halsey admitted before adding, “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.”
And told fellow parents, “If you’ve been following me because you’re also a parent and you dig what I’m doing, please know I’m in your corner. I will never have my “pre baby body back” no matter how it changes physically because I have now had a baby! And that has altered me forever; emotionally, spiritually, and physically.”
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