Beyonce opens up about miscarriage in documentary, report says
The latest news about Beyonce's HBO documentary is giving viewers an idea of just how candid Beyonce will be in the special titled "Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream."
The 31-year-old singer reportedly gets candid in the documentary about a miscarriage she suffered two years ago, before she became pregnant with daughter Blue Ivy, according to Yahoo!
"About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time," Beyonce reportedly says in the film, which will air on February 16. "I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life."
She added that she and husband Jay-Z began picking out baby names and she even pictured what her child would look like. However, upon getting a routine check up at the doctor some unspecified time later, it was discovered the baby had no heart beat.
Jay-Z first revealed the miscarriage on his song "Glory," which he wrote after the Blue Ivy's birth.
"False alarms and false starts / All made better by the sound of your heart / All the pain of the last time / I pray so hard it was the last time," he raps in the song, which can be heard below. "Last time the miscarriage was so tragic / We was afraid you'd disappear / But nah baby you magic," Jay-Z later added.
Beyonce also reveals in the documentary that she used music to help her cope with the loss.
"I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I've ever written in my life. It was actually the first song I wrote for my album," she reportedly says. "It was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I've ever been through."
Beyonce went on to become pregnant again and she and Jay-Z welcomed daughter Blue Ivy Carter in January 2012.
It was previously reported that the documentary also features a glimpse at a sonogram and shows Beyonce rehearsing a performance with a baby bump.
"People see celebrities and they have money and fame but I'm a human being," the singer says in the trailer for the documentary. "I cry, I get scared, I get nervous just like everyone else."
"Power is not given to you, you have to take it," she adds. "You're playing a part in a much bigger show and that's what life is."
HBO describes the documentary as "a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother, showing off the extraordinary gifts that have made her a global phenomenon, and stripping away the veneer of stardom."
The documentary, which was directed by Beyonce, is said to include first-person footage shot by Beyonce on her laptop as she reflects about her life in the spotlight and becoming a mother. The singer serves as the film's executive producer.
Beyonce's HBO documentary special is set to debut on February 16. The singer is also gearing up for her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show on February 3. Check out the trailer for Beyonce's documentary below.