AGT judge Sofia Vergara has sent a message to Nightbirde after the contestant was forced to pull out of the live shows due to her cancer treatment (Picture: NBC/keelifaith)
America’s Got Talent judge Sofia Vergara has sent a message of support for singer Nightbirde after the contestant revealed she’s had to pull out from the live shows due to her cancer treatment.
Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act became an instant fan-favourite after her audition aired in June, with her moving original song and powerful message about achieving her dreams while battling cancer.
However, the 30-year-old is no longer be able to compete in season 16 of the hit NBC reality competition series due to her faltering health.
Taking to Instagram after Nightbirde – real name Jane Marczewski – made her announcement, Modern Family star Sofia reposted the message on her Instagram page.
She wrote: ‘Here’s to planning for a bright future @_nightbirde. ✨Your energy, your smile, and your amazing voice will be missed at the #agt live shows, but we’re rooting for you and your big dreams!’
The official AGT Instagram account posted a comment of support under Nightbirde’s announcement which read: ‘We’re keeping you in our thoughts for a full recovery! ?’.
A post was also shared on Instagram Story which read: ‘We’re rooting for you @_Nightbirde! The #AGT family is with you every step of the way.’
The messages of support came after Nightbirde – who became Simon Cowell’s season 16 Golden Buzzer act following her powerful audition earlier this year – shared the heartbreaking update with fans via Instagram on Monday.
Alongside a picture of her sitting in bed with her bald head on display, the 30-year-old explained: ‘Sharing my heart with the world on AGT has been an honor and a dream come true. My point of view this summer has been astounding.
Nightbirde will no longer compete on season 16 after becoming a fan-favorite (Picture: @keelifaith)
‘What a miracle that the pain I’ve walked through can be reworked into beauty that makes people all over the world open their eyes wider.’
She continued: ‘Since my audition, my health has taken a turn for the worse and the fight with cancer is demanding all of my energy and attention. I am so sad to announce that I won’t be able to continue forward on this season of AGT.
‘Life doesn’t always give breaks to those that deserve it—but we knew that already.’
The singer is remaining positive about her future as she told fans: ‘I’m pretty beat up, but I’ve still got dreams’ (Picture: @keelifaith)
The singer remained upbeat about the future as she concluded: ‘Thank you for all your support, it means the world to me. Stay with me, I’ll be better soon. I’m planning my future, not my legacy. Yeah, I’m pretty beat up, but I’ve still got dreams.’
Nightbirde won over fans across the globe after her audition in which she performed her original track, It’s Okay.
The singer had the judges, audience, and viewers at home close to tears as she sang the poignant lyrics after revealing her ongoing battle with cancer.
The Ohio native reluctantly explained to judges Simon, Howie Mandell, Sofia Vergara, and Heidi Klum that she had been through a tough couple of years after battling cancer in her ‘lungs, spine and liver’.
The singer had been given a two per cent chance of survival from her doctors but told the audience she wasn’t going to let it hold her back.
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays on NBC in the US, while it is available to stream on Netflix in the UK.
Credit: Original article published here.