First concert after leg amputation |
“It was totally good for me!”
Pforzheim – Bold step! Sarah Nücken (38, “Mrs. Greenbird”) had her right leg amputated three weeks ago, and the singer was back on stage on Saturday. With crutches and courage.
Just a few days earlier, she made her fate public on Facebook, writing: “Hi dear ones, as you may know, I was in the hospital until a few days ago. What you don’t know yet: I had my right leg amputated.”
Sarah Nücken fell at home in December last year and broke her knee. More than 40 surgeries followed. “My accident in December and the long, corona-related postponement of the surgery unfortunately did the rest,” says the singer.
On Saturday, the folk duo with guitarist played a small concert in front of around 120 fans in the Kulturhaus Osterfeld in Pforzheim. Sarah Nücken entered the stage on crutches, sat down on a chair and said nothing. A special moment for the 38-year-old. A moment that revealed how strong she is. It’s only been three weeks since the amputation, and she still doesn’t have a prosthesis. Only one boot can be seen under her long dress. Sarah Nücken doesn’t hide, she goes into the limelight.
Between the first songs, only husband and band member Steffen Brückner (46) spoke about music and everyday life. Then Sarah Nücken greeted her fans: “You’ve probably noticed that I look a little different than usual. The whole thing was three weeks ago and I’ll get a prosthesis at some point. Then I’ll look like I used to. I had the choice to pretend nothing and lock myself at home for a few weeks and be bored. Or to play concerts and spend time with you. And I found that much, much nicer. That’s why I’m here today.”
Words that go straight to the heart – applause and a standing ovation for this strong woman!
The fans were not allowed to take any photos that evening. “Today it’s all about the music,” said husband and band member Steffen Brückner (46).
Sarah Nücken to BILD after her concert:
I found the concert very nice. It was totally good for me!
After all, music is the best medicine, according to Sarah Nücken. “On top of that, I don’t see the amputation as a loss, but as a new beginning. Even if it is difficult for some to understand,” writes the musician Instagram.
Daughter Suki (1) was waiting behind the stage. The next morning the family went back to their home in Cologne.