After Jessie J canceled the remaining dates on her Australian tour due to ?sudden illness,? a report surfaced claiming that the singer?s health condition wouldn?t allow her to sing live again. Earlier this week, The Mirror said that doctors had told the British songbird to start lip-syncing at her live performances because they?re ?worried about the strain put on her heart? as she hits the high notes.
Jessie indeed suffers from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a condition that causes an irregular heart beat, shortness of breath and can make her feel dizzy or even faint. The Mirror quoted her as saying, ?I have prided myself in having got this far without having to lip-sync but if my career carries on moving at the pace that it is, I will have to lip-sync to be able to stay well.?
The 26-year-old beauty, however, has made it clear that she doesn?t have to lip-sync at her shows. She took to Instagram on Friday, March 20 to deny the site?s claim and let her fans know she?s ?feeling better? now.
She posted a photo of an Alexandra Elle quote that read, ?Surround yourself with love. Protect your heart with peace. Live your life in light.? In the caption, she explained that her heart?s ?ok? and her body?s ?healing.?
?I am ok | I?m feeling better | I was really unwell | 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? Papers acting like I didn?t know lol,? she wrote.
?Had it since I was born | But my heart is ok | My body is healing | I don?t have to mime to hit my high notes on stage | Who believed it? Fess up! | Made me laugh because it was so choopid,? she continued. ?Don?t even know where they get these stories from | Maybe from Source and his best mate bulls**t.?
Jessie canceled her shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth because of the illness. The singer, who?s also been in Australia to film their version of ?The Voice?, apologized to her fans in a statement issued through her tour promoter. ?I am extremely sorry for any inconvenience this may cause my fans,? she said. ?If I could magic myself better and be there I would. I can?t wait to perform for you all in the future. Thank you for your support. Jessica x.?