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Jessie J responds to health scare claims

Jessie J took to Twitter this afternoon to respond to newspaper reports that she is being monitored by doctors during her stint on The Voice.

The 24-year-old, who suffered a stroke aged eighteen, featured in several ‘health scare’ stories in this morning’s press, but ensured fans that she is ‘happy and healthy’ in several messages posted on the social networking site. 

After discussing her previous health issues, she said: “Every interview I did when I 1st bought my music out, I was asked how I pulled through & kept going through the health problems I had when I was young & I always said 'Because I wanted to prove you can.'

“The media supported that I represent so many young people that suffer in silence & are dealing with illness but still have dreams just like everybody else.

“Then I go on #thevoiceuk & stories are like boomerangs, the media tries to throw them away but just keep coming back. Lazy. I am sure I have read the 'health scare' story about Cheryl, Tulisa, Kelly, the list is endless. Its an easy believable but untrue way the media works.”

She then continued: “But I will say this. My health is a very important part of my life & I don't take lightly to the media making a joke about it. I have made huge sacrifices to making sure my body and mind can deal with my life & I am happy I am healthy & I am trying to make the UK proud.

“So to the media, next time you think what negative story can we write today. Go and visit the kids at your local hospital & write about how brave & scared & inspirational they are to let them know they are not alone. Would definately make for a better read.”

Watch the video for Jessie J's new single, 'Laserlight,' below: