American Idol Star Jax has revealed she has Thyroid cancer. In a Facebook post, the 20-year-old told her fans doctors had discovered 18 tumours in her throat, 12 of them cancerous.
'The work, pressure, and travel in music is not always so forgiving on the mind and heart,' she wrote. 'Sometimes I think the universe is yelling at me to slow down and I just blatantly ignore it. My Thyroid needed to be surgically removed fully immediately and let me tell ya...I've had some serious chill time to binge watch Game of Thrones and Orange is The New Black these days,' she said.
'After they took out my Thyroid, I have been undergoing radiation treatment in NY. Yes. I'm basically a radioactive spider. When you're 20 years old, you have this Superman entitlement mentality. Like you're indestructible...And sometimes all it takes is God telling you it's time to take a break for you to understand that you are most certainly not.'
'Things could always be worse. I always feel kind of awkward about complaining or showing any emotion about serious things...I guess that's where my age really shows,' she continued.
The first thing I did when I found out about the cancer was crack a joke. My little bro knows me best...The second they wheeled me out of surgery he says, "Man! I tried to warn you the music business was cut-throat..."
'I'm a tough-guy, but I don't think I have ever experienced anything scarier,' she admitted.