Jessie J Opens Up In Candid Autobiography
Jessie J is set to open up about her life before she became famous in a tell-all autobiography.
An extract of the autobiography, which reveals details about Jessie’s heart condition and time spent at BRIT school with Adele has been published on The Mail on Sunday website.
The singer explains her tough childhood in the extract which saw her in and out of hospital due to a heart condition, that would go on to cause her to have a stoke at the age of just 18. Speaking of the time she was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, Jessie (real name Jessica Cornish) reveals she was racing her dad on holiday aged 7 when she collapsed and couldn’t breathe. After getting rushed to hospital Jessie was subjected to a number of tests and put on beta-blockers in order to try to regulate her heartbeat.
The side effects of beta-blockers had a massive affect on young Jessie, and lead to her being bullied at school: “I was a sickly, skinny girl who had a slight green tinge to her skin because of the drugs and who was always in and out of hospital.”
Speaking of her teenage years at the renowned BRIT school for performing arts, which has seen various famous faces such as Amy Winehouse, Adele and Leona Lewis attend, Jessie reveals she was close friends with Adele and the two would spend their lunch breaks together: “I had all sorts of friends. I knew Adele; we were in the same year. We used to hang out at lunchtimes and have a little jam. We’d sing songs we’d written or perform whatever we were working on.”
Jessie was quick to clear up any rumors of a deep-rooted grudge against Adele in the book by explaining she was happy not jealous when the star and her then close friend started to get noticed for her talent whilst at the BRIT school. In the extract Jessie states: “When Adele started to take off- BRIT old girl Amy Winehouse was already huge by then- it was amazing to have the opportunity to watch and learn.”
Fans of Jessie J will be able to read more about her childhood and rise to fame when her autobiography Nice To Meet You, is released next week.
Article By Victoria Beckett