‘Music is my drug’
She is all of 23 and suffers from a heart problem, but her zest for life and music keeps her going.music Updated: May 28, 2011 01:52 IST
She is all of 23 and suffers from a heart problem, but her zest for life and music keeps her going. British singer-songwriter Jessica Ellen Cornish, popularly known as Jessie J, says she will never give up performing because music is her drug.
“I live on music-singing and performing is my drug,” she says. The young girl, who started her career by writing tracks for singers like Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus, has had an irregular heartbeat since the age of 11, and also suffered a minor stroke at the age of 18.
In early 2011, she suffered from a panic attack on stage after she performed in the dark. “My heart problem does affect me. I make sure that I take extra care of myself because singing and performing is something that I'm addicted to,” adds the singer, who recently launched her debut album Who You Are. On being asked if she has any plans to perform in India Jessie says, “No plans as of now, but you never know what the future holds... But my fans can expect great music, lyrics and songs. I want to create an amazing tour. So yes there are so many things that I want to do,” she says.