Hey Mr. Arnstein, there she is! Lea Michele returns to the Broadway stage, returning to her lead role in “Funny Girl” after her son was hospitalized earlier this week.
“Thank you for all your well wishes last week”, Michele wrote on his Instagram Stories on Friday, sharing a photo of her 2-year-old son, Ever Leo, in a hospital bed. “Soon we will be taking our son home from the hospital. Thank you to all the amazing doctors and hospital staff. I’ll be back on the @funnygirlbwy stage this weekend.”
The “Funny Girl” Instagram account, meanwhile, Announced on Friday that Michele would miss that night’s performance and that backup artist Julie Benko would become “your fabulous Fanny”. (Benko also turns 34 on Friday, according to your IBDb profile.)
On Wednesday, Michele told Instagram followers that Ever had been hospitalized for what she called a “scary health issue.”
“I’m so sorry but unfortunately I’ll be off @funnygirlbway today,” she wrote at the time, according to People. “We are in the hospital with our son dealing with a scary health issue that I need to be here for. Very sorry. Please send us some love and strength.”
Ever is Michele’s son with businessman Zandy Reich, whom the former “Glee” star married in 2019. Michele and Reich welcomed the little boy in August 2020.
And Michele and her son celebrated joint milestones in September 2022, when she took on the role of Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl,” taking over from Beanie Feldstein, who originated the role in the musical revival in March, the same day Ever departed. for the school.
“I cried tying your little shoes this morning,” Michele wrote on her Instagram Stories at the time, according to entertainment tonight. “I feel like it was yesterday that you were born. And now you have your first day of school. I’m your mom first and foremost and I love you.”