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Floor Jansen Canceled Some Solo Shows Because She Was Fatigued, Near “the Final Phase of My Pregnancy”


If you’ve ever talked to a mom or a mom-to-be, they’ll tell you — carrying a baby to term is draining. Being an expecting mom on the road has got to be hard as hell, but Nightwish’s Floor Jansen has been doing that shit during the band’s latest tour. Unfortunately, things have finally caught up with her, as she’s had to cancel a couple solo gigs to get some rest.

According to a statement from the singer posted on social media, she said she had “collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance” last month following a Nightwish show in Finland. Though she’s since been given a clean bill of health and her second child with Sabaton drummer Hannes Van Dahl is healthy, she announced she’s going to take a break from shows for now.

“With great regret, I have to cancel my shows on the 6th and 8th of July. The reason is that my health is not good enough to responsibly perform the shows. I became exhausted after my last show with Nightwish in Finland. So much so that I collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. There, the doctors determined that my baby is healthy and I don’t have any serious illnesses. However, I was so fatigued that continuing to work is no longer an option. The show with Nightwish in Oslo had to be cancelled as a result of this. That was 3 weeks ago.

“I had hoped that I would be able to rebuild enough energy to still perform those wonderful solo shows in the Netherlands. But unfortunately, that’s not the case. To ensure the health of both myself and my unborn baby, I need to rest and focus entirely on my recovery and the final phase of my pregnancy.”

Jansen said that it “breaks my heart” that she had to cancel the shows, but that she felt it was the right thing to do for her health.

“Cancelling a show breaks my heart! It’s a decision I definitely don’t take lightly. But I hope to welcome you back to one of my shows in the near future! In good health. For now, I will temporarily bid farewell to the public stage and promise to take good care of myself and my little one.”

We at MetalSucks wish Jansen a healthy and happy remainder of her pregnancy and hope she delivers a happy and healthy baby when the time comes. The music can wait.

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