In 2013, Chloe Temtchine, a YouTube sensation and award-winning singer/songwriter, had just finished an album with Smash Mouth’s Grammy-nominated Greg Camp. All set to go on a world tour with Camp, Chloe suffered congestive right-heart failure and was rushed to the ER. She was told she had Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), a rare and fatal lung condition, little time left to live, and that she would have to be on oxygen for the rest of her life.
To say that Chloe’s world was turned upside down in an instant is not an overstatement. She had spent the previous five years dealing with a variety of physical symptoms (shortness of breath, chest pain, dry cough, racing heartbeat, fatigue, and water retention) that left many respected and acclaimed doctors at some of the most prestigious medical institutions perplexed. During this time, Chloe was diagnosed with everything from pulmonary embolism to sarcoidosis to autoimmune disease. One physician even suggested that she see a psychiatrist. All of them were wrong.
Chloe’s story, though, is not about the years of doctor-hopping, misdiagnoses, or landing in the ER. It's about what happened afterwards and where she is today.
Chloe left the hospital, in 2013, determined to do everything possible to boost her health and beat the odds to extend her lifespan. She took control of her destiny and completely altered her lifestyle, creating Five Key Principles to follow daily: Nutritional Lifestyle, Exercise, Mindset, Creative Expression, Family & Friends.
Six years after being released from the critical care unit and many, many, many days more than doctors thought possible, Chloe is writing music, performing, and using her talent to inspire and empower those affected with PAH.
In that time, she released three albums: Be Brave, Strangers, and Lead Me Home. She just completed her fourth album, titled You Save Me, set to be released in tandem with Chloe’s 2020 Smile Tour.
Once out of the hospital, Chloe jumped right back into songwriting mode. By 2014, Chloe (who sings with a paralyzed vocal cord and her oxygen tank that she affectionately named Steve Martin) debuted Be Brave, a song about making the choice to live despite life’s challenges.
Today, Chloe lives with a newfound sense of meaning, purpose, and passion: to inspire and empower those affected by Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). She founded The Chloe Temtchine Foundation (TCTF), a non-profit organization dedicated to inspire and empower people living with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) and other life-threatening illnesses through entertainment.
Funds raised through TCTF help support The Smile Tour, a project which consists of Chloe traveling to leading hospitals across the United States to perform for pediatric patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and other chronic illnesses as well as for their families, friends, and hospital staff. Her goal is to impart hope and inspiration. She is committed to generating public awareness of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in the hopes that one day there will be a cure.
Chloe launched her 2019 Smile Tour at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and is currently gearing up for her 2020 Smile Tour.
Chloe is the recipient of the PHA Inaugural 2014 Chloe Temtchine Be Brave Award, the Tom Lantos Innovation in Community Service Award, and the Avon Award for "Best Song." She has collaborated with an illustrious group of top songwriters/producers, including Toby Gad (Fergie, John Legend), American Grammy nominee, Greg Camp (Smash Mouth), Guy Roche (Christina Aguilera), Sasha Skarbek (James Blunt), Duncan Sheik, Marc Nelkin (Corinne Bailey Rae), David Gamson (Meshell Ndegeocello), Andy Marvel (Jessica Simpson), YouTube phenomenons David Choi and Tay Zonday, Maia Sharp (Bonnie Raitt), Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguilera), Richard Harris, Ben Romans (Click Five), Andrew Williams, Michelle Featherstone, Felix McTeigue, Jim Marr and Wendy Page (Hilary Duff), Tim Gordine, and Scott Simons.
News NY-1 featured Chloe’s New York truck tour, “Where in The Truck is Chloe,” an event that took place in prime locations in NYC over the course of four months. Chloe jumped on the back of a parked truck (guitar in hand) and performed music from her first album, “Between Day and Dream.”
Chloe has been a guest/performer on Hallmark’s Home and Family, The Nate Berkus Show, Fox 4 News, and KTLA. She has performed on Late Night with David Letterman, Fearless Music (FOX 5), and is the voice behind the national commercial celebrating the 100th anniversary of American Express. Her story has been featured in LA Weekly, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Thrive Global, and New York Post.
Chloe’s single “Brand New Day” was featured on The Early Show (CBS). Her original songs have played on various TV series and films.
Chloe is trilingual: she speaks English, French, and Spanish fluently. A sought-after motivational speaker/performer, she has been retained by worldwide brands, multinational pharmaceutical companies, and regularly performs at private “invitation-only” events.
Lear more about Chloe’s U.S. tour, The Smile Tour, and The Chloe Temtchine Foundation.
"Chloe Temtchine’s story is so moving, and her talent in the face of all obstacles
is nothing short of amazing.”
— JEFFREY HAYZLETT, PRIMETIME TV HOST AND STAR OF BLOOMBERG’S C SUITE