Solange opens up about health battle as she breaks her performance hiatus at Sydney Opera House concert | Mail Online Australia

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She took a step back from the limelight last year to focus on her health, privately battling an autonomic disorder since October.

But on Friday night, soulful songstress Solange Knowles returned to the stage with an outstanding gig at the iconic Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live.

Speaking to the audience, the talented musician, 31, said: ‘Back in October, there were a lot of moments where I didn’t think I could be on stage again.

‘I didn’t think I would be on stage again’: Solange opened up about secret health battle as she makes anticipated return to the stage at Sydney Opera House

‘This is my first time [singing] on stage since October,’ she added.

‘I spent many days in the hospital wondering if I could ever dance the same or sing the same. And it means so much to have this here with you guys tonight.’

Despite a tough year, it seemed like Solange was back in top form for her popular performance at the city’s iconic venue.

However, midway through her act, the star confessed to the audience that she had been dreading stepping back on to the stage.

Never one to fit the mold, Solange performed surrounded by a giant sphere, cone and pyramid.

She entered the Concert Hall stage to cheers and applause, dressed head to toe in simple white a-symmetric garments, but later changed into a gold sheer blouse and matching flowy trousers.

The 31-year-old looked like she had found a new lease on life as she delighted fans with flawless performances of hits including Mad, Cranes in the Sky and Don’t Touch My Hair.

In December, Solange informed fans she was suffering from ill health, which left her unable to perform at a scheduled gig in South Africa.

The mum-of-one didn’t share exactly what was wrong, but people with autonomic disorders can have trouble regulating heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and body temperature as the disorder is a dysfunction in the nervous system.

Clearly wanting to connect with her loyal fans, Solange came down into the crowd while performing F.U.B.U to sing and dance with the audience.

Singing her heart out: Solange delivered a selection of flawless hits including Mad and F.U.B.U

She paid tribute to her fanbase, for supporting her throughout her career.

‘When I put out A Seat At The Table, I knew the frequencies that I wanted to charge and the pyramids that I wanted to build, and the world told me I couldn’t do that at every corner.

‘And I want to thank you guys for allowing me to evolve, and to grow, and to reach for those milestones, and to new mediums, and deliver performance pieces, instead of just entertaining you.’

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