The Eurovision star appeared on Loose Women in April and was reduced to tears as she spoke about her ailing daughter. She revealed that Josie was in hospital after falling very ill the previous month, prior to being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.
The 18-year-old was admitted into intensive care and placed in an induced coma after her organs started to fail. Jay told Kay Adams, Frankie Bridge, Katie Piper and Jane Moore: “We almost lost her.”Continuing, Jay said that she was aware it was meningitis that Josie had, as her husband contracted the condition 19 years ago, so she knew how to spot it.
She explained that Josie was her “silver lining” after losing her husband. “I knew what to look for,” she added. The star said on the show that Josie was comfortable with her mum going public with the news.
She explained that her daughter wanted people to be aware of what happened to her. Jay added that Josie was healthy and on a fitness kick on the days leading up to her diagnosis.Read more on express.co.uk