Delta Goodrem reveals how she kept her new health battle a secret

'I didn't know if I'd make it': Delta Goodrem reveals how she kept her new health battle a secret - with only those closest to her 'knowing the gravity' of her situation

By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 15:55 BST, 19 September 2020 | Updated: 16:22 BST, 19 September 2020

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Delta Goodrem has revealed how she kept her latest health battle a secret from the public, with just her nearest and dearest aware of what she was going through.

The singer woke up unable to speak, let alone sing, after complications from salivary gland removal surgery two years ago. 

The process of recovery involved extensive speech therapy, with the 35-year-old doing it all in secret and hoping desperately she would recover in time to film The Voice in February 2019. 

Private: Delta Goodrem (pictured) has revealed how she kept her latest health battle a secret from the public, with just her nearest and dearest aware of what she was going through

Private: Delta Goodrem (pictured) has revealed how she kept her latest health battle a secret from the public, with just her nearest and dearest aware of what she was going through

'I didn't know if I'd make it before it was time to film. I knew I had that goal coming up, I needed it to get better,' she told The Courier Mail on Saturday. 

'I was working very hard behind the scenes with my speech therapist,' the Born To Try singer added. 

Only her close family and friends knew of her surgery and recovery process, Delta told the paper. 

Horror: The singer woke up unable to speak, let alone sing, after complications from salivary gland removal surgery two years ago

Horror: The singer woke up unable to speak, let alone sing, after complications from salivary gland removal surgery two years ago

Long journey: 'I didn't know if I'd make it before it was time to film. I knew I had that goal coming up, I needed it to get better,' she told The Courier Mail on Saturday

Long journey: 'I didn't know if I'd make it before it was time to film. I knew I had that goal coming up, I needed it to get better,' she told The Courier Mail on Saturday

'I stayed at home in between going to the hospital and going to speech therapy. When you have to retreat you can retreat. 

'I have a really tight knit group of friends and family who have always been protective of me. It was a really personal time for me, the people around me knew the gravity

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