Erstwhile Nightwish Singer Blasts Former Band
Anette Olzon, former singer for Nightwish, has suddenly come out against her former bandmates, after things had seemed copacetic.
She claims she had “no say” in band affairs during her time with Nightwish, and that she was fired from the group after announcing her third pregnancy.
She gave an extensive interview to Finnish women’s magazine Me Naiset in which she discussed the split.
“I was fired,” she explained, adding that when she was hospitalized during the band’s North American tour in 2012, “no one from the band visited me. I suggested we cancel shows until I was well enough to return to the road but the boys didn’t want to even consider that. Floor Jansen had replaced me before I had recovered.”
The band has issued a response to the interview.
“Welcome to the laundry room…The interview of our former vocalist Anette in Me Naiset magazine is full of twisted truths and defamation. This ‘one woman vs. the Neanderthals’ scenario is an easy to way to take advantage of our media history.
“The split with Anette wasn’t because of pregnancy or illness. We discovered her personality didn’t fit this work community, and was even detrimental to it.”
The statement goes on and one but I figured I’d spare you. It basically says she’s bending the truth and they’re good guys.