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The 32-year-old singer-songwriter first rose to prominence after appearing on the ninth series of The X factor in 2012.
Despite being one of the most popular performers of the season, Spraggan retired from competition during week five of the live rounds.
At the time, her departure and absence from the previous week’s show had been explained as being due to health issues, but in July, the “Last Night” singer revealed that she had been raped by a hotel employee after a partyand left the program following the traumatic event.
On Monday, August 28, Spraggan shared a photo of herself with Williams during her concert at the royal Sandringham estate over the weekend. Spraggan had been the “Millennium” singer’s supporting actor at the event and shared some thoughts on why the moment was of particular personal significance.
“I haven’t really told this story to anyone, but it really affirms my faith in the universe and makes me feel like, ultimately, if you keep going, losses become victories and goodness comes full circle,” he said. she began her message.
“The very day I had to leave The X factorIt happened to be the day Robbie Williams came to mentor us individually, the candidates.
“That very traumatic day, I lost a lot of things,” she continued. “Later, when I could truly assess the damage that could have happened to my career, I knew that not only had I lost the opportunity to continue the streak, but that I had also lost the opportunity to meet someone I wanted. I had so admired growing up, a northern grafter whose music was the soundtrack of my childhood.
Spraggan explained that she considered the former Take That star an inspiration and an example of “natural troublemakers” capable of great success.
Although she missed a one-on-one experience with Williams on The X factorSpraggan said during the performance on Sunday (August 27) she had an “even better” opportunity to connect with him.
“I supported Robbie Williams on his show,” she continued. “And what an incredible experience it was. What a crowd.
Spraggan then noted that she and Williams had a chance to talk before her title, during which he told her he was “always supporting her” before playing “one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. “.
“He’s literally the greatest showman,” she added. “Once again, this man inspired me even more. The universe is back on track. And everything is really wonderful. I love my life.”
Fans of both artists responded to her post by thanking her for sharing her story and congratulating her on meeting her idol. A favorable response reads: “Inspirational story from Lucy. Good to see you finally met him and had a chat.
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