Cape Town - Nobody’s Perfect hitmaker Jessie J says she plans to step away from social media in 2019 to focus on herself following the sudden death of her bodyguard.
The 30-year-old took to Instagram on Thursday to share a heartfelt message and to announce her hiatus.
“Starting my new year with some unexpected heavy personal stuff has only made me want to be more present in my life. Spending more real time with people I love and some time with myself,” she posted.
“When sadness hits it’s important we embrace it, so it doesn’t define us and it’s for sure surfaced some emotions and things I need to work on with all my attention and love. I have to practise on myself what I talk about [on] stage and in my music too.
“So I’m taking a solid break from all social media for a while. Not forever but a while. For now, anything posted will be work-related by my team. I want to live in the moment as much as I can and not through my phone.”
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Jessie ended her message by saying she loves her fans.
“Happy new year,” she posted. “The year of LIVING THE best life for YOU. See you soon.”
The post comes just days after she revealed her long-time bodyguard, known as Dave, had died. In a tribute to her former team member she shared several photos of them together taken over the years, Daily Mail reports.
Jessie also reminisced about their close friendship, saying Dave was her “family”.
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