Jessie J is taking some R&R time, and it looks like it’s much needed.
The “Bang Bang” singer, who has been plagued with persistent health issues for much of her life, posted a before and after video to her Instagram Tuesday to let fans know she had been hospitalized for an operation.
“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,” she wrote in a long caption for the photo. “But I wanted to share with you before someone else might and it gets twisted and exaggerated into something different or worse.”
She doesn’t go into detail about exactly what her surgery is for, but she does say it has nothing to do with either her heart or her voice, a concern for fans because, as People magazine reports, her Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a condition she’s had since she was a child, can cause heart problems and shortness of breath.
She continued, “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 | It’s personal and I know you can respect that | I just wanted to explain to my fans why I may go AWOL for a minute.”
And the sweet singer took a minute to share her thoughts with any of her fans who may have health conditions of their own.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
Feel better soon, Jessie J!