As 2013 drew to a close yesterday, the front woman for Italian metal band Lacuna Coil, Cristina Scabbia, posted a message on her Facebook page about how difficult her year has been. The band had to cancel their appearance on the ShipRocked cruise concert due to some personal family matters and that may have led to some of the issues within Scabbia's message yesterday. Here's the post she wrote:
"My dear friends,
"I surely hope it has been better for you all... but 2013 hasn't exactly been a piece of cake for me. Bad moments of sadness, melancholy, lack of strength and sleep, moments when I thought I was really going to give up... not artistically, but as a person.
"Life can be a bitch sometimes.
"But as in every 'not so happy' situation I went through in my life, I always try to see the good coming out of it all, and what I found out is that not only I realized I have an amazing family tight as an army and a loving boyfriend who made me smile through the roughness... but I have priceless friends that supported me ALL the way through the bad moments, without even barely thinking about the so overrated 'rockstar status' I am not proud of.
"And I love them all back to death, I mean it.
"This is what life really should be: the self-awareness of the fact that at the end of the day is not what we have done in our lives, but who we shared everything with.
"I also shared my voice, our music, a piece of my life with you all, so feel part of the family too.
"Here's to a great 2014.
"May the new year make all your dreams come true, give you all the happiness you guys deserve and give you the strength to realize you can get wherever you want if you really want to.
"Smile, smile a lot and let others smile.
"Oh...and party hard tonight but... be safe, I want to hear every single one of you from tomorrow on.
"Rock on and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!"
Hopefully 2014 proves to be a better year for her and the rest of Lacuna Coil as anyone who read my articles on the bands I took a strong liking too in 2013, Lacuna Coil made those lists numerous times. You can check out those articles at the links below.