According to her, in February 2021, she had a procedure to remove 16 fibroids from her body. The process and every experience around it made her start a fibroid awareness campaign under her Beautiful Inside foundation.
She wrote on her social media pages;
Hello hello, So I decided to document my process and time at the hospital during my surgery. In there I tell my story of how I found out that I had fibroids, what the doctors advised and how the whole procedure went.
With this video, I announce my new charity foundation called “BEAUTIFUL INSIDE” Out first project aims at creating more awareness on fibroids and to help other women going through it deal with it in the best ways available.
A fibroid is a non-cancerous growth in the uterus that can develop during a woman’s childbearing years. The cause of fibroids isn’t well understood.
Risk factors include a family history of fibroids, obesity or early onset of puberty. Symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods and pelvic pain. In some cases, there are no symptoms. Treatments include medication and removal of the fibroid.