It’s a cold, cruel world out there, the kind that inspires those highly relatable classics like Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic.” Sometimes you do come across 10,000 spoons (no one needs that many) when all you need is a knife. Sometimes you meet the man of your dreams and then shortly after, meet his beautiful wife. Sometimes you use a nearly 100-year-old phrase that’s common in the theater world for wishing good luck to a performer, and then bad luck befalls you, instead.
Halsey experienced this firsthand when she told her pop music colleagues of Fifth Harmony to “Break a leg!” at the Miami Jingle Ball on Sunday night, and then found herself in the hospital, with a broken—not leg, no—foot. Just as bad.