One of the most viral and most viewed contestants in “America’s Got Talent” (AGT), who goes by Nightbirde, has decided to opt-out of the competition months after she got a golden buzzer from Simon Cowell. She said that she made the difficult decision to focus on her health as her cancer has taken a turn for the worse.
Nightbirde, whose real name is Jane Marczewski, made the statement last Monday on her Instagram handle.
In the post, she said: “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,” she stated. “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.
Nightbirde, who is a native from Zanesville, said that she’ll be better soon. “I’m planning my future, not my legacy. Pretty beat up, but I’ve still got dreams.”
During her audition, Nightbirde was very open about her cancer and even revealed that she had cancer in her spine, lungs, and liver the last time she checked. She also said during her interview that she was told she has only two percent of surviving her cancer, but she remained positive, saying, “Two percent is not zero percent. Two percent is something, and I wish people knew how amazing it is.”
Her audition video has since reached more than 30 million views.