The 28-year-old singer, known as Mike Bird, was a competitor of “X Factor” and “Amici” by Maria De Filippi in 2017. According to what the family issued, “he is hospitalized in serious condition in the intensive care unit of the Maggiore Hospital in Bologna where he is underwent emergency surgery in the night between Thursday and last Friday following a cerebral hemorrhage triggered by sudden fulminant leukemia “. Merlo’s mother issued a statement inviting everyone to pray for her son.
A few days ago Michele had alerted the many fans by revealing on his Instagram profile: “I would like a sunset but my throat and head explode from evil. Remedies?”.
In the meantime, on social networks, messages of affection and encouragement from fans, colleagues, former students of Amici are countless. Starting with Emma Marrone, his coach of the Canale5 talent, who on Twitter wrote: “Come on my friend! Don’t give up. I love you Michele!”, Passing through Ermal Meta, juror of that edition, Francesco Facchinetti and Aka7even. Among his travel companions in the talent, Riki wrote on Instagram: “I have no words for what is happening to Mike. I am anguished and I feel helpless. Many times we get angry about useless things. I’m with you.”