Floor Jansen (Nightwish) has revealed that she is currently recovering from gallbladder surgery. The singer underwent the operation after suffering pain from gallstones and pancreatitis.
Jansen said the following:
“I had a case of Murphy’s Law hitting me….😢
even though the picture might suggest it’s all peachy. That’s to keep a positive spirit, sun on my face, life is good! 🤗 But challenging at times….
I was in the hospital last week. In Finland, where I went to rehearse with my dear brothers in Nightwish for our virtual shows next month. So incredibly great to see them after all that time (over a year!)
After the first rehearsal day I woke up to severe stomach pains and decided this was not normal. Once at the hospital I got what you call a gallstone attack. Turned out I had pains because of a huge amount of gallstones, and pancreatitis. I needed my gallbladder removed but because of the pancreatitis they couldn’t do it at once. The day after they took a scarred gallbladder out, with 15 stones in it! Emppu calls me stone henge from now on 🪨😂🪨
It turned my trip into something quite different. But I am most grateful for the amazing care I received at the hospital in Joensuu! And for all the love and support from my band and friends and family! And grateful for my own body. For taking this so well, I made a promise to take extra good care of it! 👊🏻
I’ll need to recover for a few more weeks but look forward to the virtual shows! And for spring, that is right at our doorstep 🌷☀️ 🙏🏻”
Nightwish’s Floor Jansen has shared a cover of “Ave Maria,” an 1825 piece that was composed by Franz Schubert. The cover features music arranged by Tommy Johansson and a video for it can be found below. Jansen commented:
“Merry Christmas & Happy Yuletide from Freja, Hannes, me and the rest of the extended Jansen & Van Dahl family! ⛄️🎄❄️As a small surprise I bring to you Ave Maria, originally created by Schubert.”
As previously reported, former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen and the band’s current singer Floor Jansen recently took part in an Instagram Live chat together. Now, Turunen has uploaded the full conversation to YouTube. You can check that out below:
Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen will be taking part in an Instagram Live chat with the band’s current singer Floor Jansen tomorrow (December 8) at 1:30 p.m. EST / 10:30 a.m. PST. Turunen tweeted the following about that:
Floor Jansen (Nightwish) has shared a cover of Heart’s “Alone.” The track features music from Joost Van Den Broek and Jansen had the following to say about it:
“Picking Alone from @thebandheart (Heart) as my second cover on YouTube felt like the right decision. I have performed this song with Nightwish, After Forever and even at the Christmas Metal Symphony! So when I saw many of you requesting this song, I got to work! Hope you enjoy it!”
Floor Jansen (Nightwish) has shared a cover of “Let It Go” from the 2013 Disney movie “Frozen.” She said the following about that:
“Freja has been listening to singing Let It Go from the Disney movie, Frozen, for months. For fun and also because I miss performing for you, I decided to cover Let It Go from Frozen for all of you! Let It Go has been stuck in my head for months, so now it’s your turn. 😉 We added a bit of a rock & metal sound to it and gave it a bit of our own twist!”
Floor Jansen (Nightwish) has released an English version of her solo track “The Fight Goes On.” You can check that out below. This news comes after a Dutch version of the song, “De Beelden Blijven,” was previously recorded for the “Kinderen In Oorlog: 75 Jaar Later” documentary in cooperation with War Child.
“Proud to announce the release of the English version of the song ‘De Beelden Blijven’ that I recorded for War Child. In English it is called ‘The Fight Goes On’.
War Child is providing aid in Beirut as we speak and that makes this song extra important. Because the fight goes on. In so many places on this beautiful green earth help and support is vital for the future of children hurt by war and other forms of terror.
Please check out their website for more information about their amazing work: https://www.warchildholland.org/
I hope you like this song written by Han Kooreneef. Let me know about your thoughts and feelings, I always enjoy reading your comments 🙏🏻❤️”
Floor Jansen (Nightwish) will be playing some solo shows in the Netherlands in January. The run will find the singer performing songs that she sang on “Beste Zangers” and other tracks from her career. Here’s the dates:
01/23 – Doornroosje, Nijmegen
01/24 – De Oosterpoort, Groningen
01/26 – Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen
01/28 – Melkweg, Amsterdam
01/29 – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
01/30 – 013, Tilburg