Jessie J has revealed she’s “not O.K.” as she convalesces following surgery last week for a mystery illness.
The British singer canceled shows over the weekend in Denmark, Belgium and her homeland after checking into hospital for a procedure.
She has since Instagrammed a picture of a drip in her arm with the message, “I am not ok… I am in a lot of pain.” She continued, “But I’m working on it with the doctors” and she revealed the situation was “unexpected but I’m here trying my best to not let it win.”
Precisely what she’s undergone surgery for has yet to be revealed, though the singer last week shared a pair of pictures of herself in hospital garb, looking particular pale and unhappy in one of them. She then updated fans with the message, “After having an operation earlier this week, I am unfortunately suffering a longer recovery time than expected due to some problems that have occurred post the operation. I have been medically advised to cancel my shows this weekend. I am simply in no way to perform.”
Jessie J is booked to play five dates in the next two weeks, beginning July 3 at Küçükçiftlik Park in Istanbul, Turkey. An announcement has yet to be made on whether she’ll be fit to perform these shows.
Its also unclear if her latest medical ailment is connected with the “sudden illness” that caused her to cancel the final three shows of her Australian tour in March. Back in 2012, she abruptly canceled a pair of shows in Australia citing “vocal exhaustion.”
Curiously, the singer appeared on Sunday night’s season opener of The Voice Australia and will again appear on Monday night’s episode. She’s been enlisted as a judge for the season, which was pre-recorded months earlier for Channel 9.
I have seen a lot of “How are you today” comments… How am I…. *Looks up sighs and has to be honest* I am not ok… I am in a lot of pain. But I’m working on it with the doctors. We all have our moments and one of mine is now. Being human sucks when you are non stop and your body says NOPE not right now. Unexpected but I’m here trying my best to not let it win Sometimes admitting how you really feel can be the quickest road to recovery. And PLEASE know all of your understanding, love and support helps me so much. (And the morphine ) (And my Mums hugs) How are you today? Love Jess x
On fleek to on bleek real quick | lol Before | After I’m going to be offline for a few days and I wanted to show you why | I don’t often share personal stuff (especially about my health) anymore | I just get on with it secretly | but I wanted to share with you before someone else might and it gets twisted and exaggerated into something different or worse. Meh. Just know I am ok as I say in the video on the right | I had an operation yesterday so need to rest | I won’t be saying what for so PLEASE don’t keep asking me or harassing my close ones on here or anywhere for information | Its personal and I know you can respect that | I just wanted to explain to my fans why I may go AWOL for a minute | Love, prayers and well wishes is all I need Sleep | rest | maybe some pie and mash but mostly focusing my mind on getting my body better | and for the record it’s not my heart or my voice | my heart and voice are FINE | I want to take a moment to send a virtual hug and kiss out to anyone in pain or suffering at the moment. In hospital or at home. There is always someone worse off than us and in moments like this I pray for you all | Hospitals have been my secret second home my whole life and they never get nice to be in | But they can inspire a great song | Trying to see the positive in everything Night gown could be good for the Voice live shows look too right? No? Too Much? lol Peace out for a minute people As Arni said on Graham Norton last night | “I’ll be back”