AGT’s Nightbird Shares Positive Cancer Update, Teases Big News (Video)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Episode 1602 -- Pictured: (l-r) Simon Cowell, Nightbirde -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
Pictured: (l-r) Simon Cowell, Nightbirde — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Jane Marczewski, the singer-songwriter who goes by the name Nightbirde, shared an update with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tuesday night.

The singer from Ohio went viral after sharing her battle with cancer on America’s Got Talent. Her original song “It’s OK” racked up views after judge Simon Cowell awarded her his golden buzzer. Unfortunately, her health took a turn for the worse and she had to drop out of the competition before the live shows

Shortly after dropping out of AGT in August, she appeared on CNN’s Cuomo Live saying “my liver right now is mostly cancer. More cancer than liver in there right now.”

But Tuesday night, she had some good news to share with Chris Cuomo on his show.

“You know what? I wish we would get a faster miracle,” Nightbirde said. “But it’s happening slow, little by little day by day, I’m getting a little better. I did get a scan result back and a bunch of stuff that was there has now disappeared. And a bunch of the really big stuff has gone down in size. So we’re on the way.”

She shared about the difficulty of dealing with health struggles in public.

“It’s a lot to process, the highest highs and lowest lows of my life all happening at the same time,” she said. “And all of this playing out in front of millions of people is really–it’s a lot to carry. But it’s also such an honor because the whole world is carrying their own weight and we get to learn how to do this together.”

Nightbirde hints that she’s got big things coming. She’s writing for an upcoming record. “I’m so proud of everything I’m writing right now,” she said. “Pain can be a gift because it really really drives you to deep places to dig for gold.” She continued, “Sometimes you’ve got to dig really really deep for gold. And that’s what I’ve been doing.”

She also shared that her singing voice has been getting stronger and stronger as she recovers. 

Watch Nightbirde’s latest interview with Chris Cuomo below.


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