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Jessie J looked distraught as she posted a video updating fans on her singing career, which is in jeopardy since the star was struck down with an inner ear disorde r in December.

In an epic Instagram post, the award-winning performer is in tears as she explains that she was asked to send a speech therapist a video of her singing something quietly, so they could hear her voice, which has been compromised following her diagnosis.

Looking sadly at the camera Jessie starts singing, her once powerhouse of a voice now a fraction of what it was.

"The first song I sang was I want love," Jessie explained. "Just hearing myself sing it and feel so vulnerable whilst singing bought me to tears.

"I have never ever to this day (since recording it) been able to to sing it because of the pain I am experiencing. Man it’s been hard not singing. It’s literally my life line and my happiness. Being quiet is not something I’m good at. Or makes me feel like myself. Lord knows I’m loud af."

Jessie J was in tears as she tried to sing

The incredible singer told her fans that she needed to be honest with herself and them about the extent of her condition saying that it was "important to be strong enough to be weak. Especially on a platform like this".

Jessie's millions of fans rushed to her aid with one telling the star: "I actually love you! You are helping me through so much at the moment! Your lyrics give me strength."

In December Jessie told fans that she spent Christmas Eve in hospital after she was left unable to hear or walk straight.

The singer, 32, revealed she had been diagnosed with Meniere's disease, an ear condition that can cause sudden attacks of dizzy spells, vertigo and loss of hearing.

Jessie has been struggling to sing since her diagnosis

She told her Instagram followers: "I woke up and felt like I was completely deaf in my right ear, couldn't walk in a straight line.

"Basically I got told I had Meniere's syndrome. I know that a lot of people suffer from it and I've actually had a lot of people reach out to me and give me great advice, so I've just been laying low in silence.

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"Now's the first time I've been able to sing and bear it. I just miss singing so much and being around anyone."

Describing her symptoms she said: "I haven't sung for so long and when I sing loud, it sounds like there's someone trying to run out of my ear."

Jessie is a hugely successful singer with one of the strongest voices in the business
(Image: Jen Lowery / MEGA)

Jessie went on to reveal that her ear "sounds like someone crawled in and turned a hair dryer on".

The star, who recently said she was concentrating on her career following her split from Magic Mike actor Channing Tatum concluded: "Sending LOVE to everyone who needs it, is or isn't alone. We all need some extra love."