Beth Rodergas rose to fame as one of the contestants in the second edition of OperationTriumph. She was 2002 and 20 years old when the Catalan singer became the third finalist of the talent show and the one chosen to represent Spain at EurovisIon the following year, where she finished in eighth position. Since then it has gone unnoticed, although it remains linked to music in Catalonia. Now, at 37, he has reappeared on the TV3 show Al Cotxe! with a very changed image, especially since he no longer sports the dreadlocks that were his hallmark in the contest. In this medium, the artist has given a very personal interview in which she has been told about the chronic disease she has had since adolescence: endometriosis.
"Every month, when I have the rule, the tissue has to come off, but small pieces stick to the body, as in the rectum or appendix. Cysts can be done. It's a very beastly pain of rule, I've come to pass out, to vomit, to throw myself on the floor. It's a very heavypain," he explained. In addition, she expressed her discomfort at the poor visibility of this disease, which about 10% of women of reproductive age suffer: "It is quite silenced. If the guys had it, we'd know more," he said.
The cantant @bethrodergas parla d'endometriosi, a malaltia that pateix des dels 16 anys. It affects 1 in 10 gifts i se'n parla molt poc. She tries to visibilitzar-la per trencar el siilenci on a malaltia "that if the tinguésssin elssin elstios would be killed" #AlCotxeTV3 pic.twitter.com/YcVX5qZwMs" To the cotxe! TV3 (@alcotxetv3) July 8, 2019
Due to this ailment, the artist had to be operated on up to twice. Beth, although endometriosis can lead to infertility, has had two children, Seven-year-old Lya, and Kai, three. Although he has confessed that it was not easy: "Kai, my second son, is in vitro. With Lía it was natural because I had just had surgery, it was clean and everything went well. But with Kai, endometriosis had affected one of the tubes and I couldn't get pregnant."
With this revelation, Beth joins other artists who have spoken openly to give greater visibility to the disease. Last year, girlscreator and protagonist Lena Dunham revealed that she had undergone a uterine removal due to the endometriosis she was suffering from. "I went to the hospital and announced that I wouldn't leave until the pain stopped or my uterus was removed," the actress narrated in an article published in Voguemagazine.
In addition to her works in music, Beth has made her pinitos in the world of acting, designed a children's fashion brand called Little Lia and has even published a book in Catalan entitled Nyam! In the program, the artist has also talked about her time at the academy and Eurovision. "He was the only person in the state who didn't like it," he admitted to Dime, the song he defended at the festival, about which he also said he felt no "special illusion" to go. "I didn't want to put it on the record, I didn't want to sing it at concerts and people were asking for it. It was a traumatic little thing, I defended it but that night I told Nina that it was over there and it turned a page," she explained.
Something reminiscent of what Amaia Romero, the winner of Operation Triumph 2017, has recently denounced. Amaia, along with Alfred García, represented Spain at Eurovisión last year with the song Tucanción, and they were ranked 23rd out of 26. "I wasn't very comfortable. Now I hear her and I don't feel like she's representing me. It was tough," the Navarre said a few days ago about her discomfort with both the song and the European contest.
Over the years, Beth had already expressed that passing through the academy had negatively marked her professional career. "I don't consider OT a drag, but having some credibility is very difficult if you've been through that program. I know it's going to take me years to earn the musical credibility because, unfortunately, people have a lot of prejudice," he said in a 20 Minutes interview in 2007. The Catalan has also spoken about freedom, directly against the record label that takes care of the contestants once they leave the academy, in his year Vale Music: "I took off because I did not agree with what was imposed on me, as was the time with many other exconcurs Before. The label spoke a very different language to mine, both of musical styles and of the way to approach a career."