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Jessie J is scared of sleeping in a tent

WENN, Thursday, June 30, 2011, 11:06am (PDT)
  • British singer Jessie J has a phobia about sleeping in a tent after her father terrified her with a prank during her childhood.

    The "Price Tag" hitmaker was one of the highlights of the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival last weekend, even inviting a seven-year-old girl onstage to sing a duet with her.

    She admits she adored performing in a field full of muddy campers - but she won't be attending any festivals and sleeping under canvas after a joke by her parents backfired.

    The singer tells Q magazine, "I can't do the tent thing. But d'you know what it is? When I was a kid, my dad used to make me and my sisters sleep in a tent in the garden to man us up a bit. And all I have is a memory of my dad weeing (urinating) in a bucket outside, him pretending to be a bear, me getting really bad heat rash and eczema, wood louse everywhere, my mum taking pictures from the house going, 'Hi kids!', and being really eccentric. So I think that's why."

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