Jessie J and other celebs who opened up about their miscarriages
Jessie J shares her heartbreak after suffering a miscarriage
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According to research, 10-20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. Despite its frequency, the subject is still considered taboo to discuss in public. However, several celebrities have opened up about their experiences having one or multiple miscarriages.
British singer Jessie J, whose real name is Jessica Ellen Cornish, took to Instagram on November 24 to reveal that she had gotten pregnant and lost her baby. The 33-year-old explained that she decided to have a baby on her own because it's "all I've ever wanted and life is short." She was devastated to discover there was no longer a heartbeat at her third scan. Cornish decided to share her experience in a lengthy Instagram post to unburden herself before a performance. "Yesterday morning I was laughing with a friend saying 'seriously though how am I going to get through my gig in LA tomorrow night without telling the whole audience I am pregnant.' By yesterday afternoon I was dreading the thought of getting through the gig without breaking down…" She decided not to cancel the concert because music has a therapeutic effect on her.
Although she is grieving and in pain, she had a message of hope: I'm still in shock, the sadness is overwhelming. But I know I am strong, and I know I will be ok." She added, "I also know millions of women all over the world have felt this pain and way worse. I feel connected to those of you I know and those of you I don't."
In this gallery, we look at stars who broke the silence and talked publicly about their experience with miscarriage and infant loss. Find out what they had to say.