In what was an incredibly vulnerable moment, Jessie J shared something personal with thousands of fans at Royal Albert Hall in London Tuesday.
‘Four years ago, I was told I couldn’t have children,’ the singer said in the fan-uploaded clip below. ‘And it’s okay, I’m going to have children, trust me. When the doctor told me, my reaction was, ‘Oh hell nooooooo.”
Jessie then opened up about why she decided to talk about her struggles with infertility in her new song, ‘Four Letter Word.’
‘I don’t tell you guys for sympathy. I’m one of millions of women, and of men, that have gone through this, and will go through this, and it can’t become something that defines us. I wanted to write this song for myself—in my moment of pain, and of sadness—but also to give myself joy and give other people something that they can listen to in that moment when it gets really hard.’
On the track, which is part of Jessie’s R.O.S.E. album, she sings, ‘Try to be patient/ Real love will save me/ God knows I’m waiting/ To be a mother.’
According to Metro, a British newspaper, Jessie also encouraged others dealing with similar issues and reminded them they are ‘not alone.’
‘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 said in the video below.
Channing Tatum, whom Jessie began dating recently, was in the audience that night.
He posted a photo of her at the show, and wrote, ‘This woman just poured her heart out on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Whoever was there got to witness something special. Wow.’
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US
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