Nightbirde's New Year's Eve Single & Her Trying Year
- Former America’s Got Talent contestant, Nightbirde, 30, shared with fans that she’s had a difficult year, and she also asks fans to support her 2020 song, “New Year’s Eve,” just in time for the NYE holiday.
- In 2019, Nightbirde was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer; her cancer battle began in 2017 when a 4-centimeter tumor was discovered on her breast.
- Many people produce art through their cancer battle as a way to cope and process emotions.
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She also asks fans to support her 2020 song “New Year’s Eve.” She says it can be found “anywhere and everywhere that you can find music.”
Fans lent their support, with many commenting on her Instagram post. Instagram user @debrakey writes, “Merry Christmas Sweet lady….Trying my best to help…Praying for a miracle for a earth Angel.” A Brazilian fan, @lukalulis, writes, “Perfect song! Stay strong @_nightbirde.” And @atheistmkm wishes the singer a “happy peaceful 2022,” and calls Nightbirde a “fighter.” And @zaga.m is prayer for the singer, saying, “Prayers for a better year.”
Nightbirde’s Cancer Battle
Earlier this year, Nightbirde appeared on America’s Got Talent and stole the hearts of viewers and judges. She shared that her breast cancer had spread to her liver and her lungs. Her battle began in 2017 when a 4-centimeter tumor was discovered on her breast. She underwent six rounds of chemotherapy and a double mastectomy for treatment.
And in 2019, she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer on New Year’s Eve. Her doctors discovered multiple tumors on her liver, lungs, lymph nodes, ribs, and spine. She was told that she had three to six months to live but she surprised doctors with her strength and endurance amid treatment.
Metastatic breast cancer treatment options include hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted drugs. Sometimes, radiation or surgery might also be considered at this stage. Nightbirde recently shared that some of her tumors have miraculously shrunk.
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Making Art Through Cancer
As a singer, Nightbirde knows the healing power of art intimately. Alongside treatment – or after beating cancer – some people may turn to various artistic outlets (i.e. singing, dancing, painting, crafting) to help them cope with their cancer journey.
Some people also use art to handle feelings of grief after suffering a cancer-related loss. Whenever and however you turn to art, its healing benefits – in terms of mental health – are well-documented and substantiated. A Very Well Mind reports that a 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association says that less than an hour of creative activity can reduce stress and have a positive effect on your mental health. And that’s true regardless of artistic experience or talent, the author notes.