Janelle Monae admitted that she experienced mercury poisoning as a result of her diet.
The 34-year-old singer opened up about her eating habits in a candid interview with The Cut, before revealing she had struggled with the terrifying health scare.
Janelle, who also boasts an impressive acting career as well as her vocals, followed a pescatarian diet which consists of eating just vegetables and fish.
As a result of consuming a good amount of seafood, she revealed she suffered from the toxic poisoning.
“I started feeling my mortality,” the award winning performer admitted to the publication about her scary health struggle.
Mercury poisoning, which is caused by exposure to too much mercury metal, has harmful effects on a person’s immune and digestive systems and is considered highly toxic.
The way it is treated is by stopping all exposure to the metal and stop eating seafood.
On the contrary, a pescatarian diet is typically commended for its health benefits such as lower cholesterol, although the metal poisoning does pose a slight risk.
Janelle has made no secret of her plans to eventually start a family, and explained to the publication that she’s trying to get back in health should a baby come along.
She then went on to explain that she doesn’t like to bring her relationships into the limelight, and refused to confirm whether she was currently dating or not.
Despite battling the recent contamination, the Make Me Feel songstress appears to be bouncing back to health following the scare.
She has since confirmed that she will be performing at the Oscars this Sunday on February 9, in a special feature alongside Billie Eilish. According to Pitchfork, Elton John, Randy Newman and Cynthia Erivo will also be taking part in the performance.
The news, which she announced earlier today on her social media, has been well received by her loyal fan base.
Fellow performer Cynthia Erivo also expressed her excitement at the announcement.
Janelle then went on to post videos of her hard at work in rehearsals ahead of Sunday’s event.
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