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Halsey mourns their “first love” in heartbreaking post: “The worst week of my life”

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Halsey is mourning the loss of their dog, Jagger

Over the weekend, the “Without Me” singer took to social media to share a slideshow of photos of their furry friend, along with a heartbreaking tribute. 

“This has been the worst week of my life,” Halsey began. “Before I had a dog of my own, I would hear people mourn their pets and think ‘it’s just a dog…’ well I couldn’t have been more wrong.”

Halsey, who got Jagger “when he was just a few weeks old,” went on to share that they thought about what it would be like when this day came, but didn’t expect it to come so soon. 

“Jagger was 5 years old and yesterday we lost him to a progressive condition called Myelomalacia. It is sudden and uncommon and unfair with a catastrophic prognosis,” they explained.

“Within 3 days my beautiful baby boy went from chasing imaginary birds around the yard and laying in my lap turning his ears up at the sounds of Sesame Street, to having paralysis spread through his body by the hour,” they continued. “It was sudden and shocking and I still haven’t even really processed it.”

The pop star, who welcomed their son Ender with Alev Aydin last summer, added, “My very first love, who taught me how to be a mommy. My sweet, sarcastic, so very human boy. Every single person who had the privilege of meeting jagger will never forget him. He was that special.”

Halsey concluded, “If you’re reading this and you don’t have a pet, you might be thinking ‘it’s just a dog.’ Like I maybe used to. But I can tell you you’re wrong… If you loved Jagger along with me, thank you for giving him the best life the bestest boy could have ever had.”

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