Beyonce Opens Up About Miscarriage in HBO Documentary, Talks “Saddest Song”

As the clock ticks down till the premiere of Beyonce’s HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream, more details emerge about what information the singer will reveal. One nugget of Bey’s life that fans will learn is how a first failed pregnancy inspired her to pen what she calls “the saddest song” she’s ever written.

The tragic event was referenced on husband Jay-Z’s song “Glory,” but Beyonce opens up about there being a song written prior to that. The couple was excited and anticipated the birth of their first child when they learned she was pregnant two years ago, only for it to result in tragedy. "I picked out names. I envisioned what my child would look like . . . I was feeling very maternal," she says in the documentary.

Then Beyonce revealed that during a routine checkup, the couple learned there was no heartbeat, even though the week before, mother and baby were healthy. "The week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine," she said. But to deal with the heartache, she turned to music. "I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I've ever written in my life. And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album. And it was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I've ever been through," she recalled.

The singer recently addressed her Inaugural lip-syncing debacle during a press conference for the Super Bowl on Sunday, in which she holds responsibility for the halftime entertainment.