Jessie J is getting candid after being struck by Meniere’s disease.
The English singer-songwriter, 32, recently opened up on being hospitalized on Christmas Eve after Meniere’s disease left her unable to hear or walk properly, per Aceshowbiz.
On Thursday night, the ‘Price Tag’ hitmaker took to her Instagram stories, where she updated her fans about her current condition, revealing that an inner-ear condition had left her deaf and was unable to walk properly.
“I woke up and felt like I was completely deaf in my right ear, couldn’t walk in a straight line,” Jessie J said in the clip. “Basically, I got told I had Meniere’s syndrome.”
She continued, “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. It could be way worse, it is what it is. I’m super-grateful for my health. It just threw me off.”
“On Christmas Eve I was in the ear hospital going, ‘What is going on?’ But I’m glad I went early and they worked out what it was really quick and I got put on the right medicine, so I feel a lot better today,” she added.
Explaining to her fans about how she felt while singing, Jessie J said, “When I sing loud, it sounds like there’s someone trying to run out of my ear… I am now watching Queen’s Gambit with my finger in my ear. I’ve done the first episode four times because I zero focus and my ear sounds like someone crawled in and turned a hairdryer on.”
Jessie J also shared a positive message to her fans on Christmas Eve, writing: “Sending LOVE to everyone who needs it, is or isn’t alone. We all need some extra love. This Christmas might be a little off. BUT one in a lifetime isn’t bad when some people haven’t had one good one in their lifetime. Think about what you do have this week, not what you don’t.”
She recently posted another clip of herself singing ‘I can’t stop eating,’ which she simply captioned “Help.”
For those who don’t know, Meniere’s disease is an ear condition that can cause sudden attacks of vertigo and loss of hearing, per ETCanada.