'I was told four years ago that I can’t ever have children': Jessie J shares 'pain and sadness' at discovering fertility issues
Jessie J opened up to her fans while performing on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday.
Jessie J recently revealed that she is unable to conceive a child naturally and shared with her fans that she discovered she had fertility issues around four years ago. While on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday, she spoke about her 'pain and sadness' about the situation.
Jessie shared how she had planned to keep her struggles private and on the down low but decided to write a song called 'Four Letter Word' in order to help others in the same situation so that they don't feel like they are alone. As reported by Metro, Jessie revealed, "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."
"It can’t be something that defines us but I wanted to write this song for myself in my moment of pain and sadness but also to give myself joy, to give other people something that they can listen to in that moment when it gets really hard," she continued. 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’re not alone in your pain and I’m thinking of you when I sing this song," she added.
While she had her heart-to-heart with the audience, her boyfriend Channing Tatum was also present and took to Instagram to commend his girlfriend for "pouring her heart out on stage" after the gig.
In the year 2014, Jessie gave an interview around the time that she found out about her fertility issues and told the Evening Standard, "I’ve always been broody. I don’t know why that’s made such a big deal of. I want to be my parents in 34 years’ time. They’ve been married for 36 years. I want to live to 100 and see my kids’ kids grow up ...I would be tough love. One hundred percent. I’m all about words and actions. I want to be the best mum. I’d cook all my own stuff at home".
The star spoke to Women's Health in the year 2016 around two years after discovering the news and shared that she constantly has children on her mind 'every day' even though she had none of her own. "I talk about my children every day. Even though they don't exist. It sounds really weird, but I do. I put into the universe that I love them… who knows when it's going to happen?" she shared.