Lauren Daigle reveals music healed her after two year battle with extreme illness

Jeannie LawApr 24, 2019 01:55 PM EDT
LAUREN DAIGLE/CENTRICITY MUSIC Cover for Lauren Daigle's 2018 album Look Up Child

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."

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