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Jessie J: “I don’t want sympathy”

Sarah Malik

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doesn’t want sympathy after she revealed she has Meniere’s disease.

The ‘Price Tag’ hitmaker was diagnosed with the condition on Christmas Eve (24.12.20), which left her struggling to sing or hear and was unable to walk in a straight line.

She wrote: “I have often in the past been open and honest about health challenges I have faced. Big or small. This was no different. 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. 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. I wasn’t aware of Meniere’s before now and I hope this raises awareness for all the people who have been suffering way longer or worse than I.”

And the 32-year-old singer also thanked her fans and friends for supporting her.

Writing on her Instagram page, she added to her 9.4 million followers: “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. I love you all. It’s been a weird yEAR for all of us. (Had to)  (sic)”

The 32-year-old singer previously revealed she is now able to “sing and bear it”.

She told fans: “I woke up and felt like I was completely deaf in my right ear, I couldn’t walk in a straight line. 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.”

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