Natasha Stuart sang “I Was Here” during her chilling audition for The Voice Australia in 2019. The song about never being forgotten was completely appropriate for the 43-year-old who was going through a very intense battle with breast cancer. She was first diagnosed when she was 41.
Natasha Stuart Battled Breast Cancer Before ‘The Voice Australia’
Natasha quickly got a four-chair turn from all of the coaches with her powerhouse vocals on full display on The Voice Australia. They gave her a standing ovation along with the audience. Boy George actually recognized Natasha because the pair had done a few gigs together in the past. At the time of her audition, Natasha had just undergone 20 weeks of chemotherapy.
After getting back from two months of touring with her band, Natasha found a lump in her breast. She soon learned she had breast cancer. She bonded with coach Delta Goodrem who also went through her own battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. They both stressed the importance of going to get checked by a doctor if you think something is wrong.
It actually turned out that all of the coaches except for Kelly Rowland have worked with Natasha on their tours in the past. Ultimately Natasha ended up choosing to be on Team Delta. She made it all the way to the Live Shows where Delta had to choose between her and recent ‘AGT’ contestant Sheldon Riley. Delta ultimately ended up choosing Sheldon which eliminated Natasha from the competition.
Natasha Sadly Passed Away After Her Time On The Show
Natasha was still happy that she got to compete and raise breast cancer awareness during her time on The Voice Australia. “I felt it was really important to put myself out there because I haven’t seen women who look like me on TV, going through treatment,” she said after appearing on the show. “I wanted to make sure that younger women knew that you can get breast cancer at a young age.”
Natasha actually underwent a double mastectomy surgery during a break from filming the show. “But then I got through and it was the best thing to take my mind off surgery because I had something fun to focus on. I thought what a gift after all the pain of chemo,” she said.
“The way I stayed positive through chemo was to go and do my gigs,” she continued. “Getting up on stage in a wig and being a normal girl was the best thing for me because it was a complete escape. I didn’t look like a cancer patient and no-one would know because I was busting out some Rihanna.”
Natasha’s family announced that her cancer had returned and that she sadly passed away on January 29, 2020.
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Natasha’s fellow ‘Voice’ contestants were all deeply saddened by her passing. She was such a force to be reckoned with and her legacy as a singer and an incredible human being live on.