She’s getting real. Singer Jessie J cried in an emotional video she shared to Instagram about anxiety and depression on February 23, and the reason why she decided to post it is so moving. “I’m not posting this for sympathy. I’m posting this for anyone who needs to see it (I needed it),” she began in a powerful caption on the clip. “This video is from yesterday. I woke up. Feeling kinda off. I sat at the piano (which I’ve been avoiding) knowing it will bring some stuff up. I’m making it up and feeling my real feelings.”
Jessie, 30, continued, “I went live as I wanted to share with you guys the moment. I didn’t know I would cry. I was live for a minute or two before this moment. But it’s important to be open that we are not always done up and feeling 100. All of us have our days. Yesterday was one of my weird emotional days.” It’s really amazing that she was willing to share something so painful and real.
“We push our feelings to the bottom of our energy and hope it goes away. It won’t,” the “Price Tag” singer continued. “Don’t define yourself on it. But stand with it, process it and learn from it. Find YOUR happiness. No one can make you happy but you. People can contribute. But ultimate happiness comes from within. It’s a personal journey.”
Jessie later added that people should be able to let their sadness or grief out in their own way, whether it’s through drawing, singing, writing, or any number of other activities. And fans seemed to really appreciate her message. “Thank you for being you, for being REAL and honest. It means a lot,” one person wrote in the comments. Another added, “Thank you for sharing this. It’s ok to not be ok but please always ask for help. You are such a wonderful person for putting yourself out there like this.”
The singer ultimately concluded her post, “Another thing … TALK to people you love when you are down. Please do not suffer in silence. Life is way too short and ALWAYS GETS BETTER. I’m thinking of you and sending love to your heart ❤️.” It’s clear that Jessie wanted this video to help other people, and to show that while she may be a pop superstar who seems to have it together, she has her off days — everyone does.