‘Younger’ star Laura Benanti reveals she had a miscarriage while performing live on stage
Trigger Warning: Miscarriage.
Actress and singer Laura Benanti, one of the stars of the popular American television series Younger, has announced that she has had a miscarriage while performing live on stage.
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The 43-year-old performed in front of 2,000 people on a Broadway-themed cruise on Monday when the devastating pregnancy loss occurred, she revealed in an Instagram post.
Posting a trigger warning and photo from her performance that day, she wrote, “On Monday April 3rd I performed on stage in front of 2000 people while having a miscarriage.”
“I knew it was going to happen,” she said.
“It started slow the night before.
“If it had been our first or even our second loss, I probably wouldn’t have been able to continue.
“But unfortunately, I’m no stranger to the pain and emptiness of losing a pregnancy.
“It’s a path I’ve walked before, hand in hand with my husband.”
Benanti is married to Patrick Brown, with whom she has two children – Ella, born in 2017, and Louisa, born in 2022 via surrogate.
The Tony Award-winning actress said on the occasion that she “walked the walk” with some of the “kindest, most loving people I will ever have the privilege of sharing the space with.”
“Thank you to everyone in this audience for the grace your presence has allowed,” she wrote.
“For lifting me out of my sorrow in this holy hour.
“Thanks to my band for holding me in their hearts unconditionally and to the crew for working so hard to make me as comfortable as possible.
“Thank you to my friends and fellow artists who have gathered around me and been so gracious in accommodating my changing needs.”
Benanti thanked the show’s producers and her in-laws for protecting Ella, who sang with her on stage, from what was happening.
“Thank you to my remarkable mother-in-law and father-in-law for shielding Ella from the reality of this experience and giving her the time of her life while ‘Mom’s back hurt,'” she wrote.
“Thank you to this little soul for choosing me as her home, even if it was only for a short time.
“Patrick and I are so grateful for the family we have and the miracle of our two little girls.”
Benanti said she and her husband are heartbroken.
“But we will get through this together as we and so many others have done before,” she wrote.
“I am not sharing all of this to seek sympathy or attention, but rather to remind the many people and families who have suffered and will suffer in this way that there is no shame in this type of loss.
“That you are not alone. And to remind me of that too.”
The raw post sparked a flurry of empathetic comments from Benanti’s followers.
“I am beyond moved by your courage, strength, honesty and resilience,” wrote one follower.
“Any of us who have suffered that kind of loss understands what it took for you to be able to be on that stage.”
“Ohh dear Laura, I send you all my love and wish you and your family comfort and peace. I’m so sorry,” wrote another.
“You are so strong and you are never alone.”
“You and yours are extraordinary. Love for you, warmth for you and comfort in these days to come,” added a third.
In 2015, Benanti wrote an article for The Huffington Post about a previous pregnancy loss and questioned why the topic of miscarriage wasn’t talked about more.
“After this happened to me, I spoke to women I felt relatively close with who had been through the same thing and who I had never known,” she wrote.
“The most common response I got after telling someone I’d just experienced the big M (miscarriage) was, ‘It’s SO common. That happens to SO many women.’
“Well, if that’s so common, why are we only whispering about it if we’re going to talk about it at all?”
Benanti called the pregnancy the “Voldemort” of women’s health — as if she were “the thing that must not be named.”
“Everyone deals with grief differently, and I’m certainly not suggesting that all women go around telling people they miscarried if it doesn’t heal for them,” she wrote.
“What I’m suggesting is that if this is something that really affects so many women and their partners (some stats say 1 in 3 pregnancies, others say 1 in 5), then maybe we need to foster a cultural environment that’s more conducive to empathy.” is understanding.”
If you or someone you know has suffered a pregnancy or baby loss you can contact the Pink Elephants Support Network, SANDS or Red Nose Australia.
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