Jessie J Reveals Health Issues, Battling a Throat Condition

The popular and talented British singing star Jessie J has confessed that she is dealing with a painful throat condition that has affected her ability to sing.

On Thursday night, the 33-year-old “Price Tag” performer said she has been dealing with an issue with her throat for around five months, which has halted her singing abilities. Jessie J shared an extensive text on her Instagram stories, where she talked about the difficulties she has faced recently.

The “Bang Bang” star posted a video of her singing softly, recorded to send to her speech therapist.

“The first song I sang was ‘I Want Love.’ Just hearing myself sing it and feel[ing] so vulnerable whilst singing bought me to tears,” she wrote. “I have never ever to this day (since recording it) been able to sing it because of the pain I am experiencing. Man, it’s been hard not singing.”

“It’s literally my lifeline and my happiness. Being quiet is not something I’m good at. Or makes me feel like myself. Lord knows I’m loud af,” she added.

“It was in that moment I knew I needed to be honest with myself and honest with you all about where I am at and explain what is going on… To be totally real, to have your support and love would help me get through this faster I’m sure,” she went on.

In other posts on her Instagram stories, the singer explained that she did not expect to share what was happening as she thought “it would be solved by now. But it is not.”

She wrote that she began to feel a constant burning in her throat in February, adding: “I ignored it for a bit as I presumed it was fatigue from the studio. When I went to see a doctor I was told I have major acid reflux and nodules because I have continued to sing with acid reflux which was probably caused by the steroids I had taken for my ear late last year.”

The singer went on to say that she started taking antacids as acid reflux would cause blisters in her throat.

“Every doctor has told me if I sing the nodules will just come right back,” she commented about the intense gastric reflux that she has been suffering from and has prevented her from singing. She added that she had started taking medication to “rectify” her issue, but “it didn’t work.”

Jessi J stated that she had to change medications after trying several alternatives, including acupuncture and massage.

“I am still in pain every day,” she wrote. “I felt confident we could do it as did they,” she wrote. “Maybe we were right, maybe we were wrong. But the passion and fire was and it’s still there for these songs and I felt it so important for you to have new music and it be out for summer.”

“I am not telling you this for pity but for understanding why I haven’t done any promo,” she added. “I have been heartbroken to turn things down.”

It is not the first health problem the singer has faced as, in December, she revealed that she was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, which left her temporarily deaf.