Jessie J was forced to spend Christmas Eve in hospital after being struck down with Meniere’s disease.The singer disclosed her illness on a recent Instagram live in which she revealed that she struggled to hear, sing or even walk in a straight line.
Singer Jessie J spent Christmas Eve (24Dec20) in the hospital after Meniere’s disease left her unable to hear or walk properly.
The “Flashlight” star has opened up about her Thursday night drama during a recent Instagram chat, revealing her inner ear condition left her deaf and dizzy.
“I woke up and felt like I was completely deaf in my right ear, couldn’t walk in a straight line,” Jessie explains. “Basically I got told I had Meniere’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. I just miss singing so much and being around anyone.”
“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 real quick and I got put on the right medicine, so I feel a lot better today.”
Trying to explain how she felt when she sang to fans, Jessie added, “When I sing loud, it sounds like there’s someone trying to run out of my ear… I am now watching (The) Queen’s Gambit (show) with my finger in my ear. I’ve done the first episode 4 times because I zero focus and my ear sounds like someone crawled in and turned a hair dryer on.”
Meniere’s disease is an ear condition that can cause sudden attacks of vertigo.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Michelle Visage reached out to Jessie, revealing she too battled Meniere’s, prompting the singer to add, “you have had it too? It’s so weird and comes out of nowhere, merry Christmas.”
Sending well wishes to Jessie J, as she recovers, hopefully the worst is behind her now.