Show must go on for 'croaking' Jessie

Jessie J sounds like "Marge Simpson" after losing her voice.

Show must go on for 'croaking' Jessie

Jessie J sounds like "Marge Simpson" after losing her voice.

The 'Price Tag' hitmaker - who has an irregular heartbeat and suffered a stroke aged 18 - likened herself to the croaky 'Simpsons' character after suffering from throat problems, but she refused to cancel an interview with Ray D'Arcy on Today FM.

In a post on her Instagram page, she wrote: "My voice has decided to be friends with the air con today and dry out to Marge Simpson vibes!

"So I'm in bright trousers and will do all I can to be entertaining with hardly no voice! Let's do this! Today FM official I'm live now!! *whispering*. (sic)"

However she was later forced to pull out of a scheduled 2FM interview, where around 150 fans had gathered.

"Just want to say sorry to all the heartbeats at @RTE2fm for being unable to come and see you," she tweeted.

However the fans later posted a video to YouTube wishing their idol all the best.

But the 25-year-old star - who recently quit her judging position on talent show 'The Voice' - reassured her fans she knows exactly how to get her vocals back in tip top condition.

She said: "To any of my contestants listening - yes, I lose my voice too, guys. You have to rest your voice, it's so hard.

"I know every trick of the trade [to treat a bad throat] - I know exactly why my voice is like this, I know exactly what I need to do to get it back. I'm just human."

Jessie J played Live at the Marquee in Cork on Sunday night and plays Dublin's Phoenix Park as support for Justin Timberlake tonight.

UPDATE 10.20am: Jessie has been forced to pull out of tonight's Phoenix Park gig and will be replaced by The Coronas, promoters MCD said.

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