Hannah Wants has released statement on Instagram revealing she was diagnosed with breast cancer 18 months ago.

The UK artist details the life-changing impact the diagnosis has had on her life, making her reevaluate her lifestyle choices and led her down a “much more spiritual path”.

She has also reduced her workload and taken more time to relax, noting the toll of the pressures of the music industry.

Hannah said: “Whilst I’m on the subject of my work I feel it’s important to note that stress is one of, if not the leading cause of disease and the music industry 100% fucks with your mental health which of course plays a part with one’s cortisol levels. I wish for people who maliciously attack other humans publicly their keyboard and social media, often armed with just an irrelevant opinion and no real facts or grounds, to know the real damage they can cause.”

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