Jessie J, 33, suffers heartbreaking miscarriage: 'Overwhelming sadness'

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Jessie J has opened up about the 'overwhelming sadness' after suffering a devastating miscarriage.

The 33-year-old pop star took to Instagram on Thursday morning to share a heartbreaking post revealing her 'shocking' pregnancy loss.

Jessie J poses at the opening night of the new play
Jessie J has opened up about her devastating miscarriage. Photo: Getty Images.

Jessie J's heartbreaking miscarriage

The "Price Tag" singer explained that she learned the terrible news the previous day when she attended her 'third scan' and was told the baby no longer had a heartbeat.

Jessie — born Jessica Ellen Cornish — recalled a conversation with her friend ahead of her scheduled performance in Los Angeles on November 24, just hours before she found out her child had passed away.

"Yesterday morning I was laughing with a friend saying 'seriously though how am I going to get through my gig in LA tomorrow night without telling the whole audience I am pregnant?'

"By yesterday afternoon I was dreading the thought of getting through the gig without breaking down... After going for my 3rd scan and being told there was no longer a heartbeat."

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Jessie J holding a pregnancy test. Photo: Instagram/jessiej.
The "Price Tag" singer shared a photo of herself holding a positive pregnancy test. Photo: Instagram/jessiej.

'Sadness is overwhelming'

The London-born star, who has been open about her fertility struggles in the past, went on to explain that she had decided to conceive on her own because 'life is short'.

"I decided to have a baby on my own. 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.

"I'm still in shock, the sadness is overwhelming. But I know I am strong, and I know I will be ok."

Jessie added that she's aware that 'millions of women all over the world' have experienced the pain of pregnancy loss, which she described as the 'loneliest feeling'.

"I feel connected to those of you I know and those of you I don’t. It’s the loneliest feeling in the world," she said.

The Voice Australia coach confirmed that her acoustic gig at The Hotel Cafe in LA would be going ahead despite her tragic loss, explaining that singing that night would 'help' her process her emotions.

"What I do know is that I want to sing tonight. Not because I'm avoiding the grief or the process, but because I know singing tonight will help me.

"I want to be honest and true and not hide what I’m feeling. I deserve that. I want to be as myself as I can be in this moment. Not just for the audience but for myself and my little baby that did its best."

A selfie of Jessie J lying on a mat with a young baby boy. Photo: Instagram/jessiej.
Jessie shared this snap of herself with a friend's baby boy back in October. Photo: Instagram/jessiej.

Star's fertility journey

The singer hinted at her fertility struggles back in May 2020 when she uploaded a sweet snap of herself as a baby to Instagram to celebrate International Mother’s Day.

In her caption, Jessie applauded all mums while also vowing to try to realise her own dreams of becoming a mother.

"Women are INCREDIBLE! I love you ALL. This is me when I was a baby. One day. I will be a mother," she wrote.

And back in 2018 during a performance at the Royal Albert Hall, the star revealed the "pain and sadness" she feels about not being able to conceive a child naturally.

An Instagram post by Jessie J with text discussing her miscarriage. Photo: Instagram/jessiej.
The star thanked her fans for the 'outpour of love' after her prgnancy loss. Photo: Instagram/jessiej.

"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," she told the crowd according to Metro.

"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.

"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."

Jessie J's full miscarriage statement

Read Jessie J's full statement about her miscarriage below:

Yesterday morning I was laughing with a friend saying “seriously though how am I going to get through my gig in LA tomorrow night without telling the whole audience I am pregnant”.

By yesterday afternoon I was dreading the thought of getting through the gig without breaking down…

After going for my 3rd scan and being told there was no longer a heartbeat

This morning. I feel like I have no control of my emotions. I may regret posting this. I may not. I actually don’t know.

What I do know is that I want to sing tonight. Not because Im avoiding the grief or the process, but because I know singing tonight will help me.

I have done 2 shows in 2 years and my soul needs it. Even more today. I know some people will be thinking she should just cancel it. But in this moment I have clarity on one thing. I started singing when I was young for joy, to fill my soul and self love therapy, that hasn’t ever changed and I have to process this my way.

I want to be honest and true and not hide what I’m feeling. I deserve that. I want to be as myself as I can be in this moment. Not just for the audience but for myself and my little baby that did it’s best.

I know myself and I know I would talk about it on stage because that’s who I am. So instead of a tearful emotional speech trying to explain my energy. This feels safer.

I decided to have a baby on my own. 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.

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.

It’s the loneliest feeling in the world.

So I will see you tonight LA.

I may crack less jokes but my heart will be in the room.

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