Solange Knowles Reveals She Was Sick & Fighting For Her Life While Recording Last Album ‘When I Get Home’

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles Reveals She Was Sick & Fighting For Her Life While Recording Last Album ‘When I Get Home’

Solange Knowles recently revealed that she was fighting for her life when she recorded her latest album. On Monday, March 1st, 34-year-old Solange Knowles took to her Instagram account and shared a few hurdles she had to overcome while creating her 2019 album ‘When I Get Home’. According to the Grammy-Award-winning artist, she was consistently in and out of the hospital and was dealing with broken spirits during her recording process. In an intimate Instagram caption, she wrote:

“2 year anniversary of the project that literally changed my life. When I first started creating “When I Get Home” I was quite literally fighting for my life…in and out of hospitals (s/out park plaza on Binz! :) with depleting health and broken spirits asking God to send me a sign I would not only survive, but that if he let me make it out alive, I would step into the light whatever that meant.”

Solange Knowles continued and shared that her ‘When I Get Home’ project taught her that you can’t always go back once a door is open. She wrote,

“He begin speaking to me. Half the time I didn’t know where it was coming from. I only knew I had to open the door and honor it. I didn’t see naann a thing I imagined. I didn’t know who I was speaking to on “I am a witness”. When I listen back, I hear a woman who had only an inkling of what the journey entailed, but didn’t have a clue of why or what the journey would look like. This project has shown me, once you open that door, you can’t go backwards. Believe me I’ve tried saying “nah I’m just playing” so many times, ha. I’m not a big fan of talking about s*** I don’t know yet. I didn’t do much talking during this time because of that. I’m really down for showing the process, and staying quiet when it hasn’t all yet being revealed.”

She added,

“I make work to answer questions within me, for survival. Sometimes I am asking myself that same question many ways. Sometimes it takes me years. I have to honor that time. This Houston ting moves slow y’all. One day, I’ll tell y’all about the days I’ve had since I opened this door. The things I’ve uncovered. The life long healing I’ve begin. The great divine joy and love I’ve experienced. The stories of my past I’ve survived that I had stored all up in my body…. till it said…. no more. The re-learning. The reckoning. This album led me to all of it. Life has now become before WIGH and after WIGH. I’m so grateful for you guys allowing me the space and time. So so so grateful. Ima be celebrating all week long the coming of home.”


Solange Knowles has released four studio albums so far in her musical career. Her 2016 project, A Seat at the Table, peaked at number 1 in the US Billboard 200 chart. She also won her first Grammy in 2016 under the category Best R&B Performance for her song Cranes In The Sky.

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel