Entertainment Music

Saturday 23 September 2017

Jess Glynne battles flying phobia as career takes off

Jess Glynne has seen her career take off in the last 18 months
Jess Glynne has seen her career take off in the last 18 months

Pop star Jess Glynne has admitted she has a crippling fear of flying.

The Don't Be So Hard On Yourself singer is facing a tough battle with her phobia as her career takes off.

As her music takes her overseas, she is increasingly forced to handle more plane "take-off"s which leave her sobbing and terrified.

She told The Sun's Fabulous magazine: "Every flight I just end up crying and I feel like the more I've flown, the worse it's got.

"Like the other day, I was flying back from Milan and I was having a fit. The plane dropped.

"One of the guys in my band is the same. We were both on that plane in tears."

Glynne, 26, has had a breakthrough 18 months, with three number one singles, a number one album - I Cry When I Laugh - and a performance at the Brit Awards. She is also lined up for Glastonbury and V Festival.

But she insisted she was a "private person", adding: "Being in the spotlight makes me quite insecure."

The singer has previously opened up about her love life, saying she had been with both men and women - but refusing to label her sexuality.

After her Brits performance, reports linked her to backing singer Holly Petrie when they were apparently spotted getting cosy at an after-party.

But Glynne insisted she was only dancing and having fun with her band - and rumour-mongers need to lay off.

"That's the thing I kinda hate…," she said.

"Because I'm dancing with a girl and I've said I was in a relationship with a girl before… any girl I'm seen with now is going to be my new 'love interest'.

"But really my business is my business."

Press Association

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment