Jessie J Talks About Being Diagnosed With Meniere’s Syndrome

“I’m not posting this for sympathy. Im posting this because this is the truth.”

OWENHUMPHREYS, 2nd December 2018


Angela Donato, Entertainment Editor

On December 28th Jessie J updated fans on her Meniere’s Disease diagnosis that she briefly spoke about a few days prior on her social media.

The “Price Tag” singer revealed that she went to the hospital back on December 24th, Christmas Eve and was told she has Meniere’s disease. Which is an inner ear disorder that can lead to both hearing loss and vertigo.

“I woke up… (Day before Christmas Eve) basically.. What felt like I was completely deaf in my right ear. *Anyone who has suffered with Menieres will understand what I mean. Couldn’t walk in a straight line. Walked into a door to be exact* lol,” she explained.

Credit: Jessie J, Dec. 28, 2020.

She remains positive during her explanation of it all, but wants to make clear and call out dramatized versions of her diagnosis, “BUT… Since going live I have watched the media take 3 words from this live and create a very dramatic version of the truth. I’m not surprised BUT I also know I too have the power to set the story straight.”

She continued, “I’m not posting this for sympathy. Im posting this because this is the truth. I don’t want anyone thinking I lied about what actually happened. I wasn’t aware of Menieres before now and I hope this raises awareness for all the people who have been suffering way longer or worse than I.”

She assured those that are concerned that everything is fine and that she is okay.

Credit: Jessie J, Dec. 28, 2020

This update on her diagnosis comes a few days after her first initial post back on December 25, Christmas Day. Where she briefly described what her day was like and started off saying, “1. Went to an ear doctor and got told I have Meniere’s syndrome 🤘🏻”

With saying later in the post, “10. I am now watching Queens Gambit with my finger in my ear 😂👂🏻🤌🏻 I’ve done the first episode 4 times because I zero focus and my ear sounds like someone crawled in and turned a hair dryer on.”

What is Meniere’s Disease?

The American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF) described Meniere’s Disease as, “a difficult to diagnosis, debilitating condition that causes episodes of hearing loss, vertigo and often leads to anxiety and/or depression when not appropriately addressed or when symptoms become acute.”

AHRF continues with, “An estimated 615,000 people in the United States suffer with Meniere’s disease, which becomes more common with age. Most people with Meniere’s disease are over 40.”

“Currently, there is no known cure, but evidence-­‐based therapies and treatments can help people better manage the symptoms, which can include ringing and pressure in the ears, along with fluctuating hearing loss, extreme dizziness, and associated nausea, falls, anxiety and/or depression,” (AHRF).