Former America’s Got Talent contestant Nightbirde, who earned a Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell before dropping out of the competition show due to her battle with cancer, has updated fans on the ‘devastating’ news she received about her health and her deteriorating condition.
Jane Marczewski, who goes by the stage name Nightbirde, amazed the America’s Got Talent judges and viewers alike when she performed a poignant original song for her audition in June — but less than two months later, she stunned everyone again by announcing that she had to quit because her cancer had ‘taken a turn for the worse.’
But just as she charmed viewers with her remarkably upbeat attitude on AGT, the 30-year-old demonstrated an admirably positive mindset on CNN, explaining how she manages to avoid feeling ‘bitter’ thanks to her ‘rebellious hope.’
Marczewski, who hails from Ohio, became an instant fan favorite when she appeared on AGT in June, sharing the story of her cancer battle and singing an original song about being OK while feeling lost.
She earned effusive praise from the judges, with the infamously tough Simon Cowell appearing to tear up before hitting the Golden Buzzer, sending her directly to the live shows/quarterfinals.
But last week, she announced that she was leaving the competition because her cancer battle had become too ‘demanding.’
Though she keeps a brave face, she admitted on CNN that she’s been having a hard time.
‘I have been curled up in a ball like a little cocktail shrimp having an A+ pity party for myself, cause it’s just been a bad, bad month,’ she said.
‘It’s been really pretty devastating.
‘I’m not a quitter, so it was really really hard for me to say that I couldn’t finish the show,’ she said.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Carly Stern