LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Jane Marczewski, the singer who earned a “Golden Buzzer” from America’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell, has left the competition citing her battle with cancer.
Marczewski, who goes by the stage name Nightbirde, announced the news on Instagram early Monday morning.
Nightbirde earned a Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell in an episode that aired several weeks ago after singing an original song titled It’s OK, which she said tells the story of her life for the last year while facing cancer, reports 10TV.
“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 wrote. “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.
“I’m planning my future, not my legacy. Pretty beat up, but I’ve still got dreams.”
Marczewski’s performance ultimately brought all four judges to their feet with Cowell saying her voice is “absolutely stunning.”
Her audition has been viewed nearly 30 million times since it was uploaded to YouTube on June 8.