After reports surfaced claiming Jessie J might never be able to sing live again, the singer took to Instagram Friday to clear up rumors about her recent health setback. Long story short: She’s feeling better and she’ll be back to hitting those high notes in no time.
Jessie, who suffers from a heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, recently had to cancel dates on her Australian tour due to her illness. “I was really unwell,” she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. “I have slept a lot. I have watched every series of Homeland in bed. I’m addicted to tim tams. I still have a heart problem.”
The 26-year-old said that while the media made it seem like she was recently diagnosed, she’s had her heart condition since she was born. The condition can cause fast, irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath. “But my heart is ok,” she said. “My body is healing. I don’t have to mime to hit my high notes on stage.”
Jessie said that reports claiming she’d have to lip-synch to maintain her health were completely untrue and “made her laugh.” She said her mom has been taking care of her while she recovers in Australia, and apologized for letting down her Australian fans.
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