All the world of Friends is experiencing hours of anguish for Michele Merlo, the 28-year-old singer who took part in the 16th edition of the Canale 5 talent show. It was the Mike Bird eliminated in the semifinals in 2017, talented and “protester”. He has been hospitalized for a few hours in resuscitation at the Maggiore hospital in Bologna, struck by cerebral hemorrhage caused by a fulminant leukemia. To confirm the rumors that had begun to run on social networks was the boy’s family, whose last post on Instagram was sadly premonitory: “My throat and head explode”, he confided to his followers by posting the photo of a relaxing sunset and asking for “remedies”.
In the late afternoon of Saturday, again on Instagram, the message from the official account of Friends: photo of Michele on the stage of the talent, in 2017, and very concise caption that betrays the apprehension, “Come on Mike, we’re with you“. Second Gossipetv, specialized site, “the post can easily be taken as an official position of Maria De Filippi“, the presenter and” artistic godmother “of all the competitors who have passed by Amici. Maria has no private social channels and in the past she has often entrusted her own broadcast profiles with some more” personal “thoughts and comments.
Among the many protagonists of Amici who are gathering around Michele are the Albanian dancer Kledi Kadiu, one of the most famous ex of the program, and Riccardo Riki Marcuzzo, who was Merlo’s “rival” in the 2017 edition: “I have no words for what is happening to Mike. I feel anguished and helpless. Many times we get angry about useless things. I’m with you”.