Bella Hadid shares health update after ’15 years of invisible suffering’
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Bella Hadid has shared a health update with fans after '15 years of invisible suffering’.
Back in 2016, the US model opened up about struggling with Lyme disease while working as a model, as well as detailing "chronic disease, [co-infection] treatment [and] almost 15 years of invisible suffering" in a recent Instagram post.
However, all looks to be on the rise now as the 26-year-old says she is 'finally healthy' in her honest Instagram post uploaded on Sunday (6 August).
She began: "The little me that suffered would be so proud of grown me for not giving up on myself."
The model then thanked her mom, Yolanda Hadid, for sticking by her ever since she was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012.
She continued: "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."
"The universe works in the most painful and beautiful ways but I need to say that if you are struggling — it will get better," she added.
"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."
Alongside the honest post, Hadid shared a series of pictures from her journey, which included a series of health documents and herself in hospital receiving treatment.
Later in the post, Hadid detailed why she picked those particular pictures.
She explained: "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."
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks, and is often easier to treat when diagnosed early.