A tearful Jessie J has revealed that she is 'in pain every single day' and unable to sing due to her ongoing battle with Ménière's disease.
The 'Price Tag' singer confirmed that she had been diagnosed with the mysterious condition back in December when she was admitted to hospital on Christmas Eve after suddenly going 'completely deaf' in one ear and struggling to walk.
And after taking to Instagram this week to shed some light on the situation, Jessie confirmed that she had been left 'sobbing for hours' after noticing that the illness was starting to affect her voice.
"Yesterday I tried to sing a song I can usually sing with ease, and I couldn't,'' The 33-year old singer shared in an emotional Instagram post.
"The issue I'm having isn't my voice but is affecting my voice. And well...I sobbed. For hours"
"I let myself feel the broken part of me that sometimes I know I ignore when I shouldn't. Like fell the floor TV show type s**t. 6 months in and I still cannot get through a full day without pain in my mid neck / throat.
"Some days are so much better than others. Worst part is that it's not my vocal chords. They are healthy and in there with their hands up like. Not us J, we got you. It's something around them. Spine, thyroid, allergy. Who knows. The tests continue.
"95% of the time I am good. Positive and strong. Which is what I portray on here mostly. But that 5% will grow if not acknowledged. So yes, sometimes like yesterday. I break. All hope disappears. I feel so lost and so alone in what's going on [sic].'
Jessie continued: "I guess I'm sharing this because people are always saying to me "how do you stay so positive all the time" and truth is I don't. I definitely don't unpack and live in how I felt yesterday. But I don't take pride in always pretending I'm ok. It's not healthy.
"That old line 'it's ok not to be ok'. I wrote it because it's true and I still believe this platform is to inspire through truth. To anyone else going through a testing time. I feel you. I see you. We will get through this. Love you all.'
Ménière's disease is an inner ear condition that can cause vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss, and the sensation that everything around you is spinning, making it difficult to stand up or walk straight.
There is currently no cure for the illness, which mostly affects people aged between 20-60.
But despite being left physically and mentally exhausted by the ordeal, Jessie vowed to keep on fighting.
She explained: 'My biggest lesson my whole life has been my health. And I'm in it. Living it. This is my real life and I know I'm being faced with this because I can handle it. It could be so much worse'.
Jessie's latest single I Want Love, was released in June, setting the stage for her long-awaited fifth full-length album which will be released later this year.Featured Image Credit: PA