Grammy award-winning artist, Lauren Daigle visited New York’s Z100 studios this week and revealed that music healed her while in a two year battle with an extreme illness.
Daigle’s last release, Look Up Child debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release in September, beating out popular secular musicians such as Drake, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B that week. Since then she’s been on a mainstream circuit sharing her Christian music and her story.
While at Z100, Daigle shared that at age 15 she was diagnosed with cytomegalovirus, an immune deficiency she likened to an “extreme” form of “mono.”
“I was placed on homebound and that was when my mom said, ‘Hey we should start voice lessons,’ basically to say, to keep you from depression, ‘let’s keep you focused on music.’” Daigle explained. “I fell in love, it became my healing.”
That time of isolation became the Louisiana native’s inspiration for most of her Christian music today.
“The wealth that was given to me and invested in that time, I tell people a lot of times, ‘What you think might overcome you is actually just the place you’re supposed to launch from. What you think might be the place that is overwhelming and all-consuming is actually just the beginning of your destiny,” she testified.
The now 27-year-old wants everyone to know that the difficult times in life can serve as their “starting part.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law