A post on Instagram: “I would like a sunset but my throat and head explode with evil. Remedies?“. Then a brain hemorrhage, triggered by a fulminant leukemia sudden, and finally the rush to the Maggiore Hospital in Bologna. Michele Merlo, 28, singer known as Mike Bird and former contestant of ‘X Factor‘ e ‘Friends‘by Maria De Filippi in 2017, it’s now hospitalized in serious condition in the intensive care unit after undergoing emergency surgery in the night between Thursday and last Friday. To break the news is his family, with a note issued by the consultants. The Merlo family communicates this through its consultants. From the hospital, however, the strictest confidentiality.
His last post published on Instagram dates back to June 3 with a photo of the sunset and a few words that immediately alarmed fans about his health condition, but no one would ever have imagined that the situation could precipitate to this point. Michele Merlo has always shared moments of his life on Instagram including the Covid that has contracted in this last year e the panic attacks he suffered from (“Anxiety makes you miss out on friends, relationships, opportunities. Anxiety makes you think you’re just asking for attention) until the recent book launch “Stupid Hearts” (“I wrote a novel about life, drugs, mourning”), the same title as his latest album.
This is how messages of affection and encouragement run on social networks. Starting from Emma Brownand, his coach within the talent of Canale5, who writes on Twitter: “Come on my friend! Do not give up. I love you Michele!“. The appeal also joins Ermal Meta, juror of that edition, as well as Francesco Facchinetti and this year’s competitor of ‘Amici’ Aka7even. And also his traveling companions in the TV show. Riki writes on Instagram: “I have no words for what’s happening to Mike. I am distressed and I feel helpless. Many times we get angry about useless things. I’m with you”. IS Thomas posts a picture of their hug adding: “Hang in there Mike! We are all with you”. Before them, to write under Michele’s post had been Federico Rossi (del duo Benji&Fede): “Force free soul”. To give support to their favorite, also many fans who hope that Michele can recover soon. At the moment, however, no news on his health conditions.