Laura Benanti, best known for her roles on Nashville and Gossip Girl has opened up about a personal tragedy.
According to sources, the award winning star suffered a miscarriage just three days ago on Monday April 4th. Not only did she suffer a miscarriage but it happened while performing on stage at The Broadway Cruise in front of approximately 2000 people.
She shared this heartbreaking post:
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“I performed on stage for 2000 people while having a miscarriage. I knew it was happening. It started slowly the night before. If it had been our first loss, or even our second, I likely wouldn’t have been able to go on. But unfortunately, I am not a stranger to the pain and emptiness of losing a pregnancy. It is a path I have walked before, hand in hand with my husband,” she wrote.
She continued, “This time we walked it alongside some of the kindest, most loving humans I will ever have the honor to share space with. Thank you to everyone in that audience for the grace your presence allowed. For lifting me out of my grief for that Holy hour. Thank you to my band for holding me, unconditionally, in your hearts, and to the crew for working so hard to make me as comfortable as possible. Thank you to my friends and fellow performers for rallying around me and so graciously accommodating my changing needs.”
Benanti has been transparent in the past about her previous losses.
It is unfortunate but brave of her to speak out about something that commonly happens to women. They should not be ashamed nor feel alone.