The singer Michele Merlo, 28, also known by the pseudonym of “Mike Bird”, former competitor of X Factor and of Friends by Maria De Filippi, “is hospitalized in serious condition in the reanimation ward of the Maggiore Hospital in Bologna where he underwent emergency surgery in the night between Thursday and last Friday following a cerebral hemorrhage triggered by sudden fulminant leukemia “. To communicate it in a note, through its consultants, is the Merlo family.
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Many fans who in these hours are covering the young artist with affection and messages on social media. The last message posted on Instagram by the semifinalist of Friends 17 it was this: «I would like a sunset but my throat and head explode with evil. Remedies? ».
Michele Merlo made himself known by managing to carve out a place among the competitors competing in the evening of the 2017 edition of Friends (he was part of the white team, led by Morgan). Before starting his journey at Amici 16, Mike had auditioned for X Factor 10 bringing – among other songs – a cover of Fix you by Coldplay and Albachiara by Vasco Rossi, but he had not managed to go beyond the bootcamps and had been rejected by Arisa (judge of the category of boys aged 16 to 24).
In 2020 it came out Stupid hearts, his first album all in Italian and the first released under his real name.