|And now she’s cancer free. I think AGT and the rest of the nation got duped.|
|Getting to that special moment on stage was anything but easy for Nightbirde. According to what the Zanesville, Ohio native revealed during her audition, Nightbirde had been taking time off from work in recent years to deal with her diagnosis. She has had cancer now three times.
In a blog post on her website, Nightbirde once wrote that she was diagnosed with terminal cancer on New Years Eve in 2019. As she described it, "innumerable tumors were found throughout my lungs, liver, lymph nodes, ribs and spine."
I was on the living room floor leaning over the report, head in my hands. Six months to live. Two percent chance of survival," she wrote.
Another blog post explained that Nightbirde then moved to California and underwent treatments. On July 20, 2020, Nightbird posted a celebratory video on social media declaring that she was "cancer free."
As for the latest health update on the singer, Nightbird told NBC4i.com the day after her AGT audition aired that she currently has cancer again and isn't "in the clear." That said, she was actually sicker earlier this year when the audition happened than she is presently.
"Physically, I'm doing really well," Nightbirde explained to the outlet. "Again, for me it's just like miracle after miracle after miracle. I just finished up some treatments a week ago and the doctors are anticipating that it's going to take care of everything that was left over. We won't be able to test — it's too early to really check. It'll be a few more months until we can go back in and see what's going on. But I'm expecting good news, I really am."