Delta Goodrem has opened up on the recent health battle that almost brought her career to an end.
The singer-songwriter, 35, revealed the heartbreaking story behind her new single ‘Paralyzed’ and explained that after surgery in late 2018 she had to learn to talk again.
“As a songwriter, I write songs from my own experiences,” she captioned the post on Sunday, August 16. “I tell stories about the path I have been on, wondering if anyone else has been on a similar journey… The first step in writing this new record was a personal transformation that I didn’t know I needed in my life! Even though, as I am sharing today, it was a challenging one — I learned so much and I’m so grateful to be here healthy, happy and singing away.”
Goodrem shares her battle in the clips through rehabilitation after her tongue became paralysed — after surgery to remove a salivary gland in 2018 — resulting in speech impaired.
The series of videos shows the relentless effort by The Voice Australia judge to regain control of her voice, while at the same time doing her hardest to remain optimistic through the whole ordeal.
“I’m taking this as a rebirth thing, that’s what it means. Rebirth. 34,” she said in one clip post-surgery.
Now, nearly two years on, Goodrem describes how her latest single ‘Paralyzed’ is influenced by her experience and the fact that you’re never fully aware of what anyone is going through.
“I share this with you as an artist sharing where the poetry in this song comes from and as a human who deeply feels and understands that everyone has their own story and their own challenges they are overcoming each day,” her caption continued.
“You never know what someone is going through and this is an extremely hard time for people. So I send this story to you with the message of hope and love. Getting through the tough times is hard, but ‘with a little time and a little hope, with a little light you never know. For a little space, for a lot of love, close your eyes and think of a better time, big dreams; open your mind for you to find a little strength inside. Stop and rewind.'”