María Isabel, Spanish singer and winner of the second Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Lillehammer, Norway in 2004, has today released a statement.
On her social media channels she has announced that she is retiring from the music industry because ”I suffer from anxiety and it is difficult to deal with with it daily, and more in this world.”
Her full statement reads as following:
Dear people, I have made this decision. I am leaving, I am leaving music, I am leaving everything that I once loved because being in the industry is very complicated these days! And it is hard and it makes me angry and even moreso because I have never stopped fighting.
But for other issues I find myself in the obligation of having to take a breath, time to think, meditate, and discover the way forward. I could say that I will return, but that will only happen if I finally understand how this works!
I suffer from anxiety and it is difficult to deal with it on a daily basis and even moreso in this world. I will tell you about this in more detail, but now with tears in my eyes I can only tell you: Thanks to all the people who have not left me alone on this path here for 17 years! I feel fortunate for all the blessings that God has given me and continues to give … But it is time to meditate, to think, to work hard and may God decide the path!
I love you a lot!
In 2004 María Isabel brought victory upon Spain at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Lillehammer with ‘Antes muerta que sencilla’:
María’s fans, friends and colleagues have all poured love over her, praising her courage, supporting her and wishing her all the luck in the world. We at ESCBubble can only join in this. We wish you well, María!