Jessie J is opening up about a painful a throat condition that has halted her ability to sing.
On Thursday night, the “Price Tag” singer, 33, revealed that she has been dealing with an issue with her throat for four to five months, which she says has affected her singing abilities. Sharing a lengthy caption on her Instagram Story, Jessie J opened up about the difficulties she’s faced over the last few months.
The “Bang Bang” star shared a video of her singing softly 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 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.”
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Posting more on her Instagram story, the singer explained that she did not expect to share what was happening. thinking “it would be solved by now. But it is not.”
“In February, I started to feel a burn in my throat constantly. I ignored it for a bit as I presumed it was fatigue from the studio,” she wrote. “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.”
She continued by saying the acid reflux would cause blisters in her throat, and that she began to take antacids to “rectify” her issue. “It didn’t work,” she wrote, explaining she changed medications as well.
“I have had 8 cameras down my nose to look by 6 different doctors now. I ate the same 6 foods for 3 months,. ” she wrote, explaining all the treatments she’s tried, including acupuncture and massages.
“I am still in pain everyday,” she wrote. “With rest and little talking/singing the nodules melted away. Like Olaf in the sun. But every doctor has told me if I sing (especially these songs) the nodules will just come right back.”
Jessie J opening up comes as she just released her new track “I Want Love.”