Jessie J says her perspective on life has 'completely changed' after miscarriage

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Jessie J has opened up about how her "perspective on life has completely changed" after she experienced a devastating miscarriage at the end of last year.

Taking to Instagram on 24 November, the singer shared a heartbreaking announcement with her 10.9 million followers in a now-deleted post. "Im 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."

Now, almost three months on, Jessie J has shared her thoughts on how the ordeal has impacted her outlook on life. "So I was pregnant but not any more," she told the audience at an intimate gig, according to The Sun. "I am probably in the happiest place I have ever been, believe it or not. My perspective on life has changed completely."

The Bang Bang singer continued: "The day it happened a man came up to me in the street. I was by myself and crying. He said, 'I don’t know you and I don’t know what is happening with you right now but I know you should share it with other people'."

Taking the moment to offer her support to fans going through a miscarriage or similar experience, Jessie added, "That is why I do what I do. So to anyone who has been through that, or near someone who has, I am so sorry. There is no other way to explain it than just the saddest, loneliest thing."

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Photo credit: Getty Images

"No one talks about it enough. What we talk about isn’t what really happens," she went on. "I am grateful I was raised by two incredible people who taught me to find the blessing in the pain. I am grateful for the perspective I have. Every day we just have to live and live harder."

This isn't the first time the musician has been open about her journey to becoming a mother. Back in 2018, during a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, she said: "I was told four years ago that I can’t ever have children. I don’t tell you guys for sympathy because I’m one of millions of women and men that have gone through this and will go through this."

But, three years on, she revealed she had decided to "have a baby on my own." In the now-deleted post, she added: "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."

Sending all our love and thoughts to Jessie.

If you're looking for support or more information about premature births, stillbirths or miscarriage, Tommy's have a free helpline 0800 0147 800 (open 9-5, Monday to Friday). There's also a Facebook group.


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