KEY POINTS

  • Nightbirde previously revealed she only had a 2% chance of surviving cancer
  • On Monday, she said her health had taken a turn for the worse
  • "Stay with me, I'll be better soon," she said to her fans

“America’s Got Talent” Golden Buzzer singer Jane Marczewski, more famously known as Nightbirde, has dropped out of the competition.

The songstress took to Instagram on Monday to announce that she’s stepping down from the show, citing her cancer battle.

In her Instagram post, Nightbirde revealed to her followers that her health had “taken a turn for the worse” after her first AGT performance in June. Posting a black and white photo of herself sitting in her bed, the songstress also confirmed that she had decided to leave AGT to focus on her fight against her illness.

                                         

“Sharing my heart with the world on AGT has been an honor and a dream come true,” she wrote in the caption. “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.”

“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,” she added.

Nightbirde concluded her post with a message of thanks to her fans, saying, “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.”

Nightbirde earned the Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell in June, after performing her original composition titled “It’s Okay.” At that time, she revealed that she was fighting cancer and only had a 2% chance of survival.

Despite her condition, Nightbirde impressed the judges with her uplifting performance and steadfast faith. Her inspiring statement during the auditions, “We’re so much more than the bad things that happen to us,” spread like wildfire on social media and earned her thousands of instant fans across the world. 

America's Got Talent Judges Will Simon Cowell's golden buzzer pick Michael Ketterer make it to the quarterfinals in "America's Got Talent" Season 13? Pictured: Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Cowell, Mel B attend a ceremony honoring Cowell with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Getty Images/Rich Fury