Eurovision 2022 host Laura Pausini was advised by medical staff to take a twenty minute break just as last night’s show heated up and voting began.
In a statement on Instagram, she explained why she was absent for the first part of voting, leaving the job to Mika and Alessandro Cattelan. She had previously rehearsed with them on Friday and during the afternoon family show.
Sudden drop in blood pressure
The 47-year-old singer explains that a sudden drop in her blood pressure meant she was told to take a short break. After six months of intense work, things finally came to a head on the big night.
She went on to assure her fans that she is now fine.
“I wanted to reassure you and tell you I’m fine. During the final I had low blood pressure and that’s why I had to stop for about twenty minutes on the advice of the doctors who helped me and whom I thank very much. The last six months have been loaded from work and given in to tension… But I am happy to close the evening with my beloved travel buddies @alecattelan and mikainstagram and be able to announce with them the winners of @Eurovision, Wonderful Ukraine. ”