'She was scared for her own safety': Jessie J's stalker fan 'broke her own leg' to be like singer
10:26 GMT, 31 March 2012
Jessie J was left terrified after a crazed fan broke her own leg to look like the singer.
The teenage stalker targeted the 24-year-old after she broke her foot last year, tracking down her private details and sending her a picture of the injured limb.
The fan reportedly bombarded Jessie with text messages, including one saying: 'I will do anything to be just like you.'
I wanna be like you: Jessie J, seen last night, was targeted by a crazed fan who broke her own leg to be like the star
A source told The Sun: 'She's horrified this happened. Jessie's a really, really sensitive and kind girl who loves keeping in touch with her fans.
'But this incident was just too much for her and she ended up getting really frightened and upset.
'She was sad that a fan hurt herself to look like her — but she was also scared for her own safety.'
Hurt: Jessie suffered the injury in June after she fell off a podium while rehearsing for London's Summertime Ball
The star has apparently now stepped up security since the incident.
It is not known how the fan – who cannot be named for legal reasons – broke her leg and Jessie's management have not commented.
A source told the newspaper: 'Now Jessie's on The Voice and getting bigger and
bigger, she knows it is time to review security and the risks to her.
Busy: Jessie is now a judge on BBC's The Voice, alongside Will.i.am, Danny O'Donoghue and Tom Jones
'She loves her fans but these things are unavoidable in this day and
age. It happens to all pop stars as they become bigger. It's one of the downfalls of fame. Jessie would prefer it wasn't this way.'
Jessie suffered the injury in June after she fell off a podium while rehearsing for London's Summertime Ball.
But as she didn't realise the severity of the injury, spent two weeks walking on it and making it worse before discovering it was in fact broken. She will now suffer arthritis for life.
Jessie continued performing in skimpy outfits on stage for months afterwards.
She finally had the cast removed last October, but said she would never be able to wear high heels without pain again.