Jessie J recently was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease.
The singer shared that she had problems singing, hearing and walking in a straight line after being affected.
Meniere is an ear condition that can cause sudden dizzy spells, vertigo and loss of hearing.
“I woke up and felt like I was completely deaf in my right ear, couldn’t walk in a straight line,” she said in an Instagram Stories video.
“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,” Jessie J continued.
“Now’s the first time I’ve been able to sing and bear it,” she said. “It could be way worse, it is what it is. I’m super-grateful for my health. It just threw me off.”
She concluded, “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. I haven’t sung for so long and when I sing loud, it sounds like there’s someone trying to run out of my ear.”
After her post, she then clarified that she was never hospitalized, but “in the ear hospital.”
“I have often in the past been open and honest about health challenges I have faced. Big or small. This was no different,” she said in a new video.
“I wasn’t aware of Menieres before now and I hope this raises awareness for all the people who have been suffering way longer or worse than I,” she continued. “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.”