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Jessie J Bravely Speaks about Suffering a Miscarriage after Deciding to 'have a Baby on My Own'

Women's Health UK logo Women's Health UK 25/11/2021 Sophie Cullen
'I feel like I have no control of my emotions' © Bruce Glikas - Getty Images 'I feel like I have no control of my emotions'

*Content warning: pregnancy loss*

The singer Jessie J has shared the heartbreaking news that she has suffered a miscarriage in a raw Instagram post. The 33-year-old has expressed that her 'sadness is overwhelming', following the loss of her pregnancy.

The post includes a photo of Jessie holding a positive pregnancy test.

In the lengthy caption, she stated: 'Yesterday morning I was laughing with a friend saying "seriously though how am I going to get through my gig in LA tomorrow night without telling the whole audience I am pregnant." By yesterday afternoon I was dreading the thought of getting through the gig without breaking down... After going for my 3rd scan and being told there was no longer a heartbeat 💔

If you need to speak to someone about miscarriage, you can call The Miscarriage Association's Helpline on 01924 200799

She went on to detail how, in spite of her grief, she would still be performing at an upcoming show.

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'What I do know is that I want to sing tonight. Not because I'm avoiding the grief or the process, but because I know singing tonight will help me.

'I have done 2 shows in 2 years and my soul needs it. Even more today. I know some people will be thinking she should just cancel it. But in this moment I have clarity on one thing. I started singing when I was young for joy, to fill my soul and self love therapy, that hasn’t ever changed and I have to process this my way.

'I want to be honest and true and not hide what I’m feeling. I deserve that. I want to be as myself as I can be in this moment. Not just for the audience but for myself and my little baby that did it’s best.'

Jessie also shared that she made the decision to try for a baby as a solo parent. 'I decided to have a baby on my own. Because it’s all I’ve ever wanted and life is short. To get pregnant was a miracle in itself and an experience I will never forget and I know I will have again.

'I'm still in shock, the sadness is overwhelming. But I know I am strong, and I know I will be ok. I also know millions of women all over the world have felt this pain and way worse. I feel connected to those of you I know and those of you I don’t.'

She finished by stating: 'It’s the loneliest feeling in the world. So I will see you tonight LA. I may crack less jokes but my heart will be in the room.'

Jessie has previously spoken about her fertility struggles. She revealed during a 2018 gig that doctors had told her, at the age of 26, that she might never be able to have children.

Here's sending so much love to Jessie in this horribly hard time.

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