She won’t give up. Singer Jessie J is determined to add the role of ‘mother’ to her future resume, despite revealing just days ago that she can’t have children. Jessie took to Instagram on Nov. 17, to explain her situation to fans and thank them for their support.
Jessie, 30, posted candidly to her Insta stories, really opening up to fans who have been following her recent struggle. “After explaining the meaning of my song ‘Four Letter Word’ onstage during this tour. The love and support I have received has been overwhelming. Thank you,” she said. “I was told [four] years ago I won’t be able to have children. I was also told I would need a hysterectomy immediately and to be put on medication. I refused the hysterectomy, I’m off all medication through natural medicine and diet change.” How empowering. Heck yeah, girl.
Jessie also highlighted that “millions of women go through a tough and emotional journey to motherhood” and that it is “something that needs to be spoken about openly.” The singer closed out her stories with some more powerful words: “I will be a mother. As will you. I believe in miracles. But if it doesn’t happen naturally. Then that wasn’t meant to be the journey. But a mother is within all of us. That inspires every day. We are strong! Time will tell!”
On Nov. 14, Jessie got real with her audience about her fertility while on stage performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London. “So four years ago, I was told that I couldn’t have children, and it’s OK, I’m going to have children, trust me. When the doctor told me, my reaction was, ‘Oh hell nooooooo [sic],'” the singer told her fans. “And I don’t tell you guys for sympathy, I’m one of millions of women, and of men, that have gone through this and will go through this, and it can’t become something that defines us. But, I wanted to write this song for myself in my moment of pain and of sadness. But, also to give myself joy and give other people something that they can listen to in that moment when it gets really hard. So, if you’ve ever experienced anything with this or have seen somebody else go through it, or have lost a child, then please know you are not alone in your pain.”
Her new boyfriend, Channing Tatum, 38, was in the audience that night for the heartfelt reveal and he was full of support for his new love. He posted a cute photo of the stage and captioned it pretty well: “This woman just poured her heart out on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Whoever was there got to witness something special. Wow.”
Well said, Channing. Your girl is really something special. We’re thinking of you, Jessie. You’re gonna be an incredible mom one day!