Singer Jessie J spent Christmas in the hospital, deaf and unable to walk, with a disease that has no cure.
Jessie J suffers from Meniere’s disease … an inner-ear condition that causes extreme ringing in the ear, hearing loss and vertigo.
The “Bang Bang” singer said she went totally deaf in her right ear and could not walk a straight line … presumably from vertigo, which messes with your equilibrium, making the room spin.
The ringing in the ears can sound like a jet engine with unrelenting noise that is almost impossible to ignore.
Channing Tatum‘s on-again-off-again GF described it as “sound[ing] like there’s someone trying to run out of my ear … like someone crawled in and turned a hairdryer on.”
She says she’s on the upswing now … feeling better. The symptoms typically come and go. Estimates are that 615,000 Americans suffer from Ménière’s and more than 45,000 cases are diagnosed every year.