>> Wednesday, February 10, 2010
De News: Nadia Batson
The news nearly tore my heart out when she informed me via instant messenger last night. When I asked how she was doing. She simple said, "I am strong". This we already know, but hope she will also experience the love and support and loved ones as this festive season has become marred with her unfortunate loss.
Nadia is one of the sweetest people one could ever hope to meet in this business, and I wish her a restful time of healing and self examination as she works through this incredibly difficult time.
Love and Soca,
Please read below for the official press release, circulated earlier today:
This release serves to inform the media, and by extension, the general public that female soca sweetheart, Nadia Batson, who has continued to show her worth both on stage, and off, will not be performing at carnival events for the remainder of the 2010 Carnival season.
Batson’s 2010 repertoire which includes, “Heaven,” a super collaboration performed with fellow lead vocalist, Kees Deffeinthalla of Kes The Band, “ Dangerous” and Keep Wining” among others, will certainly be missed as revelers, promoters and soca music lovers, draw the curtains on the season of abandon. Batson’s decision was not an easy one, however her health being the main focus, leads to this unexpected and certainly, unplanned- decision.
Fans and supporters of the artiste, yearning to understand the severity of Batson’s condition at this time, can rest assured that she is now preparing to treat herself to some much needed rest, following an untimely miscarriage. Having conceived her first child sometime in the last few weeks, Batson’s hectic schedule led to the unfortunate circumstance and consequently her decision to exempt herself from the remainder of the seasonal activity.
In making this decision, Batson- concerned about her supporters and those who look forward to hearing her music, wished to thank everyone whose been instrumental in her 2010 carnival campaign and assures that she will be doing what is necessary to ensure that she’s back on stage for Carnivals across the Caribbean and Internationally.
Those wishing to keep abreast of Nadia’s activity, can certainly do so by following her on social networking site, Twitter.