Halsey reveals she considered becoming a sex worker when she was homeless

8 April 2019, 14:05 | Updated: 8 April 2019, 14:13

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

"A series of unfortunate circumstances led me to being in that position, and it could happen to absolutely anyone."

Halsey has revealed that she considered taking up sex work to buy food when she was a homeless teenager. The "11 Minutes" singer made the honest confession at the Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend's Place event on Saturday night (April 6.), where she delivered a moving speech after being honoured with an award.

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Halsey opened up about sleeping rough aged 19 after her parents kicked her out for failing community college.

"When I was living in New York, I was a teenager," she revealed. "My friends were picking out decorations for their dorms and I was debating on whether or not I should let a stranger inside of me so I could pay for my next meal."

Halsey attends 'Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend's Place' Gala.
Halsey attends 'Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit For My Friend's Place' Gala. Picture: Getty

Halsey, who ended her speech by kindly gifting the My Friend's Place employees a well-deserved spa day, has been extremely honest about her past and how her life was completely changed when she met Capitol Music Group's Jeremy Vuernick, who offered her a record deal. 

The New Jersey-native went on to explain that whilst her transformation from homeless teen to pop sensation was extremely lucky, not everyone is so fortunate, and we shouldn't help the homeless just because they might be famous one day.

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"I need you guys to realize that and while it's very exciting that I am a record-selling, show-playing pop star, when I tell people that story, they go, 'Oh my gosh, you went from being homeless to being a pop star, that's amazing, we should help these people because we don't know what they could become," she added.

"Wrong. We shouldn't help because we think there's a chance they could turn into a celebrity. We shouldn't help because they could really make something of themselves, because they are something right now."