Jessie J has recently been hospitalized after she woke up being unable to walk straight or hear anything. And now it has been revealed what has caused these issues, and it may be more serious than we thought...
For those of you that don't know, Jessie J is an internationally acclaimed singer.
via: GettyBorn in London, she made a dramatic impact with her music.
She's had some huge hits over the years.
via: GettyShe originally hopped onto the scene with her explosive track, "Do It Like A Dude", which went against the traditional safe bet that most artists go for as a debut single.
But the song did so well and gave her the fanbase she had always dreamed about...
via: GettyAfter that, she went on to achieve true greatness as a pop artist.
Her second track was just as catchy as her first... But it had such a different vibe.Back in 2011, her single, "Price Tag," was an international hit, topping the charts in a whopping nineteen different countries.
It really highlighted her versatility as a musician.
via: GettyBut it was in 2014 when she made the ultimate breakthrough...
This song became 2014's and 2015's biggest banger.
via: GettyIn a track titled "Bang Bang," Jessie J collaborated with Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande to form the ultimate collaboration.
The song ended up going multi-platinum worldwide.
via: GettyIf you need any more evidence than that, then just know Jessie has also got a whopping twenty-two awards under her belt including a Brit award and multiple MOBOs.
But other than her shiny career, she's also known for her personality.
via: GettyShe has a cute, genuine persona which has endeared her to many fans around the world.
So when recent news of her illness made the headlines, everyone was shocked.
via: GettyIt's no secret that Jessie J has been avoiding the limelight for a while.
Other than her relationship with Channing Tatum...
via: GettyWhich sadly came to an end after a few years on and off.
Instead of performing hits, she has now taken a back seat.
via: GettyBefore she got famous, Jessie J was known for being a producer and a songwriter, her immense talent for words and rhythm gave her the foundation to build on a career in the mainstream.
And that's what she's reverted back to...
via: GettyIn recent years, her name has appeared in the credits of many songs including "Party in the USA," one of Miley Cyrus' biggest hits as well as featuring on many other tracks.
Her step back has let her focus on her personal life more.
via: GettyBut things have recently gotten worse.
The singer was diagnosed with a serious disease after she woke up one day unable to hear.
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Upon hearing the news, well wishes poured in for the singer.
NOOOO NOT JESSIE J!! 2020 FUCK OFFF DONT COME FOR JESSIE J U TWAT 😭😭😭 https://t.co/oualJ1gRRK— 𝚋𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚓 (•̀ᴗ•́)و (@𝚋𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚓 (•̀ᴗ•́)و)1609131117.0
Prayers up for @JessieJ for Complete HEALING & STRENGTH🙏🏾 https://t.co/d3jMZFnl8a— Missy Elliott (@Missy Elliott)1609134930.0
CAN WE JUST GET THROUGH 2020??? PRAYERS FOR JESSIE J 💕💔💓 https://t.co/BCOa8LMkFV— Lulu 🌺 (@Lulu 🌺)1609126339.0
Praying for Jessie J 🥺🙏🏾.— ONIKA FORCE (@ONIKA FORCE)1609130573.0
Jessie j you're in my prayers 🙏🏻— Online NICKIMINAJ (@Online NICKIMINAJ)1609131308.0
Jessie J I hope you get well soon ❤️❤️❤️— Yousra⭐⭐ (@Yousra⭐⭐)1609152347.0
And now you coming for Jessie J??? 2020, gone tie yo hair up bitch because that's IT!!!!!! https://t.co/FMVw5yJPaB— Cocoa Butter Baby (@Cocoa Butter Baby)1609132805.0
@JessieJ My thoughts are with you. I hope your condition improves and you find a way to be able to do what you love… https://t.co/rFB2llOXr9— Strawberry Sugar ミ☆ (@Strawberry Sugar ミ☆)1609131732.0
Posting to Instagram, she described what was going on with her health.
via: InstagramIn the one-minute clip, she talked about how she was hospitalized on Christmas Eve and that's what led to her diagnosis.
She wrote about her feelings in the captions, as well as describing her pain in the video.
via: Inatagram"I have often in the past been open and honest about health challenges I have faced. Big or small. This was no different."
via: Instagram"BUT... Since going live I have watched the media take 3 words from this live and create a very dramatic version of the truth. I’m not surprised BUT I also know I too have the power to set the story straight."
She wanted to tell her own story in her own words.
via: Instagram"I’m not posting this for sympathy. I'm posting this because this is the truth. I don’t want anyone thinking I lied about what actually happened. Appreciate EVERYONE who has taken the time out to check on me, those who have offered advice and support. Thank you. You know who you are."
In the video she emphasized how confusing it all was:
via: Instagram"I woke up and felt like I was completely deaf in my right ear, couldn’t walk in a straight line."
And that's when they diagnosed her with Ménière’s syndrome.
via: Instagram"Basically I got told I had Ménière’s syndrome. I know that a lot of people suffer from it and I’ve actually had a lot of people reach out to me and give me great advice, so I’ve just been laying low in silence. Now’s the first time I’ve been able to sing and bear it."
For those of you that don't know Ménière’s syndrome is a disease that affects the ear.
via: InatagramIt causes severe dizziness and nausea and if left untreated, it can damage a person's hearing permanently.
But Jessie J remains positive about her future.
via: InstagramThere are medicines that can be taken to minimize the vertigo that comes with it, but other than that, it's just all about the individual's lifestyle.
The heartbreaking thing about it all was when she said she misses performing...
via: InstagramAs a singer, her life is on the stage, but it's time for her to put her health first.
Regardless, she's happy to be raising awareness on the issue...
via: InstagramMénière’s syndrome should not be treated lightly, it requires a lot of management but people that have diagnosed with it can still live a long and happy life.
She ended the video by making a light-hearted joke about what she looked like at 1 AM...
via: InstagramWhich put her fans at ease.
Hopefully, she's back on the big stage in no time.
via: InstagramWe're all praying for her recovery.