The Voice UK artist Jenny Jones nearly died of meningitis four years ago, it has been revealed.
The 25-year-old sold told last night how she had previously suffered with the illness, which had affected her career, but didn't explain just how bad it had got.
The singer spent three weeks in intensive care, The Sun reports, losing her memory and voice.
“I’d been suffering with severe headaches and one minute I was talking to my mum, the next I had pins and needles in my mouth," Jenny revealed. “I remember trying to talk — then I collapsed. It’s all really hazy. I remember paramedics being there but I couldn’t talk to them. I thought I was dying. I was just crying and Mum was hysterical.
“It deteriorated from there. I was rushed to hospital and put in isolation. I lost my speech and my memory. There was a three-week period where they didn’t think I would pull through. I don’t really remember much because I was so ill. My mum was by my side the whole time and doesn’t like to talk about it but she said it was the worst three weeks of her life.
“It got so bad I just felt like giving up but thankfully I didn’t. I think my passion for music and performing helped pull me through.”
Jenny wowed the coaches on the final blind auditions of The Voice UK last night, winning a place in the next round of the competition.
But the blonde beauty confessed she didn't really want to audition!
She said: “I didn’t want to give it a go but my mum applied for me. I had applied for The X Factor three years in a row but had never got through the earliest stage.
“Mum said I had to do something and she applied for me.
“I don’t know if there is anything wrong with my image but The X Factor are looking for the whole package, The Voice just for talent.
“I am passionate about what I can do and I know I can sing.”