i don’t post on tumblr that often anymore. i don’t do it on purpose. i guess the urge to post comes and goes for me.
those who know me know that vanessa carlton is one of my biggest inspirations. being a musician myself, watching her take the stage is something i always admired. her music is beautifully melodic. it’s honest. it’s personal and intimate.
on october 15th, i got to see vanessa for the 8th time and met her for a 3rd time. every experience with her is magical. a bewitching show of raw talent and truth, a talented woman who feels like her fans are just as bewitching. her set was a great mix of old and new intertwined. she shared 3 new songs, stories from being on the road, and even revealed who the song A Thousand Miles was about (which she has never told before!)
another personal tidbit she shared with us was that she was expecting her first child. it was very early on in the pregnancy, but not too early that she was able to announce it. i had known she was pregnant by hearing about it a week before, but she still hadn’t made any statements to the press. it was shared with those she believed deserved to know.
i manage to capture that moment. the video above is one i took as she announced her surprise, and followed it with one of her new songs Take it Easy.
little did we know, the next day she would be rushed to the hospital where she found out that she was suffering from an ectopic pregnancy (which settled into her fallopian tube) and that not only would the child not be able to survive, but it could kill her as well. she was given a mild dose of chemotherapy which would shrink the pregnancy so it could pass and hopefully not rupture her fallopian tube. unfortunately, a week later she was rushed back to the ER. her fallopian tube had begun to rupture, causing internal bleeding, and she underwent emergency surgery to fully remove her right fallopian tube. i can’t imagine all the pain she has had to deal with these past few weeks…all i can do is hope she is on her way to recovery and takes the time to let both her mental and physical wounds heal. she discusses wanting to get back into the tour as soon as next week, but i hope she listens to her own advice and takes it easy for awhile. you got this, girl <3
Squee squee squeee 😄😄! It’s been over a year since I’ve seen @vanessacarltonofficial and that’s a year too long 💜 #vanessacarlton #nessa #nessaholic #myidol #highlineballroom #nyc #ticketsbaby who else wants in ?