‘Price Tag’ performer Jessie J has learned her foot injury has come with the price of a lifelong battle with arthritis. Though recently celebrating the removal of the plaster encasement that has held her through painful performances, the British beauty believes her battle with pain will only be uphill in a few years time.
The young songstress, who suffered with cardiac problems and had a minor stroke both before age 20, has had a lifetime of health concerns. Speaking on her most recent diagnosis with Daily Mirror, Jessie said:
Via Daily Mirror:
“I can’t explain how excited I am to have my leg out of the cast. Yes, finally, I can wear two shoes instead of one. But I will always suffer from arthritis in my ankle. It really hurts. It will be something I have to live with for ever. So I will never make that full recovery. I won’t be able to wear heels again. But I’ll have some bad-boy Sketchers (sneakers) blinged up for me. At least I’m alive, and I can sing.”
“When I first came out of hospital I was so frustrated I broke down. That’s what set me off crying, feeling so helpless. I was heartbroken when I had to cancel my US tour dates with Katy Perry. It has been a slow recovery. I can’t keep fit, I just have to watch what I eat. “
“I’ve lost so much weight. My left leg has lost all its muscle. I don’t like it. Things got so bad my mum had to move in with me. I fell out of the bath, I couldn’t stand, cook, get up by myself. At first they gave me loads of painkillers at the hospital, but I didn’t take them after that. I didn’t want to become addicted. What sort of role model would I be if I became addicted?”