We were first introduced to Jane Marczewski on the June 8 episode of the ongoing 16th season of the NBC competition series.
Fans of America's Got Talent were left heartbroken on Monday after their favorite participant walked out of the show owing to her severe health conditions. Jane Marczewski, who goes by the moniker Nightbirde on stage, took to Instagram on Monday to post an update about her health. Marczewski informed her fans that she would no longer be able to compete on AGT because of her ongoing cancer battle, reports PEOPLE. "Sharing my heart with the world on AGT has been an honor and a dream come true," read the caption of the post which featured a grayscale picture of the singer sitting on the bed.
"My point of view this summer has been astounding. What a miracle that the pain I've walked through can be reworked into beauty that makes people all over the world open their eyes wider," she expressed. "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. 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," continued the former contestant.
She then went on to thank the shows' fans for their constant love and support. "Thank you for all your support, it means the world to me. Stay with me, I’ll be better soon. I’m planning my future, not my legacy. Pretty beat up, but I’ve still got dreams," it concluded. We were first introduced to Marczewski on the June 8 episode of the ongoing 16th season of the NBC competition series, according to The Wrap. Marczewski made an impressive entry into the competition after receiving the Golden Buzzer from an emotional Simon Cowell for her brilliant performance of her original song, It's OK.
While on stage, the 30-year-old shared the grim reality that there was only a 2% chance of her survival as her cancer had already spread to her lungs, liver, and spine. Opening up about the inspiration behind her original song, Marczewski told the judges that it was about the last year of her precious life. Although she was not okay "in every way," she figured it was "important that everyone know I'm so much more than the bad things that happen to me." Following the moving performance, Cowell told PEOPLE about the moment when he realized that the singer was his Golden Buzzer champion.
"I pushed my Golden Buzzer for Nightbirde because everything about her audition was really special," he expressed. "Her voice was absolutely stunning and performing her original song 'It's OK' after she told us what she was going through with her cancer, really moved me. This was a very, very special moment," added the 61-year-old. Howie Mandel described the song as "the most authentic thing I've heard this season." As for the other judges of the show, they addressed Marczewski's unfortunate exit from the competition via their social media accounts.
Actress Sofia Vergara, who considered Marczewski's performance "powerful" and "heartfelt," took to Instagram and wrote, "Here's to planning for a bright future @_nightbirde. ✨Your energy, your smile, and your amazing voice will be missed at the #agt live shows, but we're rooting for you and your big dreams!" AGT judge Heidi Klum also penned a message of support on Monday through her Instagram handle. Sharing clips from Marczewski's audition, Klum wrote, "We will miss your energy, your passion, and your beautiful voice at the live shows. The entire #AGT family loves you and we're all rooting for you ❤️❤️❤️."