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Hiatus Kaiyote Frontwoman Nai Palm Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Written by Laura English on October 19, 2018

Hiatus Kaiyote frontwoman Nai Palm has opened up on social media about her recent breast cancer diagnosis.

She spoke openly in an Instagram statement about the news, saying, “Um so I have breast cancer. I say this to you hoping that you won’t expect soo much of me all the time. I am a strong mother fucker but I feel everything deeply.

“I am riddled with anxiety while trying to practice courage and patience daily in the face of the scariest and most emotionally triggering shit I’ve ever had to endure.”

The news comes after a statement was shared earlier this month, in which Nai Palm revealed she had a scare and was waiting on test results.

The singer has asked for fans to respect her family’s privacy. “Please give my family there [sic] space. I will delete this account if I hear otherwise. Thank you for your love and support always,” she said.

Read her recent statement in full below.

Hiatus Kaiyote are due to perform at Strawberry Fields festival this November.

If you or anyone you know needs help or information regarding mental health, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

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Nai Palm Statement

Um so I have breast cancer . I say this to you hoping that you won’t expect soo much of me all the time . I am a strong mother fucker but I feel everything deeply . I have still been touring performing sometimes to people talking over me or inappropriately stealing my shit or sneaking into my green room . I am riddled with anxiety while trying to practice courage and patience daily in the face of the scariest and most emotionally triggering shit I’ve ever had to endure . I need love and respect and often I have to go out of my way to make people feel comfortable around me because of their projections or own internal battles when confronted by me. I need to be selfish in this time. I cannot babysit anyone’s emotions anymore. Let my music comfort you , this is what it’s for . My job ends there I am not a therapist . Please give my family there space. I will delete this account if I hear otherwise . Thank you for your love and support always .

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Um so I have breast cancer . I say this to you hoping that you won’t expect soo much of me all the time . I am a strong mother fucker but I feel everything deeply . I have still been touring performing sometimes to people talking over me or inappropriately stealing my shit or sneaking into my green room . I am riddled with anxiety while trying to practice courage and patience daily in the face of the scariest and most emotionally triggering shit I’ve ever had to endure . I need love and respect and often I have to go out of my way to make people feel comfortable around me because of their projections or own internal battles when confronted by me. I need to be selfish in this time. I cannot babysit anyone’s emotions anymore. Let my music comfort you , this is what it’s for . My job ends there I am not a therapist . Please give my family there space. I will delete this account if I hear otherwise . Thank you for your love and support always .

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