Delta My MIRACLE SURVIVAL
WHO|May 17, 2021
THE SINGER OPENS UP ABOUT THE FIGHTING SPIRIT THAT’S SEEN HER THROUGH SINCE THE START

LIFE IN PAGES

“Writing a book felt like a natural fit with this album,” the singer says of her writing process. “Through the book, I am able to take the reader on a behind the scenes deep dive journey of writing and recording the album.”

She’s had her fair share of health battles throughout her 36 years, and Delta Goodrem admits her latest one caused her to stop and look back on her life. “Losing my speech in 2018 forced me to go back to the beginning and reflect,” the singer tells WHO, after the removal of her salivary gland led to a paralysis of a nerve in her tongue.

In an exclusive extract of her book, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams, below, Goodrem reveals the story behind her traumatic start to life and her new song ‘Crash’. “This one is particularly important as it’s how I was brought into this world, fighting, which has been a common thread throughout my life,” she explains.

For a very long time, I didn’t feel like the story behind ‘Crash’ was mine to tell – I always thought it was more my mum’s than mine. But when I started recording the voice memos about my life’s journey from the very beginning (which formed the basis for this record), I realised that it is my story as well and is, in fact, a crucial part of how I came to be the person I am today.

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