James Blake Defends Girlfriend Jameela Jamil Amid Munchausen Syndrome Allegations

  • James Blake Defends Girlfriend Jameela Jamil Amid Munchausen Syndrome Allegations

James Blake Defends Girlfriend Jameela Jamil Amid Munchausen Syndrome Allegations

James Blake has some words for anyone who wants to come for his girlfriend, Jameela Jamil, after she was widely accused of faking various health problems for attention.

The accusations began after an Instagram Story thread about Jamil's various medical conditions went viral. Keep them coming. You just add to my relevance. I am there when she turns down wonderful job opportunities because of her health limitations. "As an EP [executive producer] of the show, you would think she would look at the press release before it was sent out. And she's continued to blame the press [for bad coverage]".

The "Retrograde" singer said that people "don't know this woman" the way he does.

"The only thing I've done is posted screenshots and clips of things that she said in interviews and on her own social media", Morrissey affirmed.

Jamil called her out indirectly on Wednesday and again Friday morning, denying that she had lied about her health.

Among the myriad medical conditions Jamil has said she's endured are partial deafness as a child, the inner-ear disorder labyrinthitis, numerous ear infections, a severe shellfish allergy, mercury poisoning, spinal damage from a vehicle accident, a concussion "that caused atonal seizures", Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, celiac disease, a breast cancer scare in 2014, and cervical cancer in 2016 and 2019 - "both during ['The Good Place']".

As the backlash against Jamil has continued to spread, the actress's musician boyfriend James Blake entered the dialogue on Valentine's Day.

Jamil, 33, who is also mental health and body image activist, became the target of an intense barrage of abuse this week after listing health issues which followers began to question, including a "healed" peanut allergy, having cancer twice and recovering from a auto crash that put her in a wheelchair. "She hasn't sold risky products to kids". She hasn't funded anything risky or brought any deliberate harm to any marginalized group... "I am there for her swollen joints, her dislocations, her severe allergic reactions, her constant high fevers", he writes. "I was there for her concussion, her 3 months of seizures, when the doctor gave her the cancer diagnosis, and for all of her operations and their complications due to EDS". According to WebMD, Munchausen Syndrome is a factitious disorder in which a person "repeatedly and deliberately acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when he or she is not really sick". I actually live with her.

In a follow-up tweet, Blake attacked Morrissey's decision to post Jamil's private exchange to the pay-wall website Patreon as "profiting off exploiting and gaslighting a young woman of colour with a chronic illness".

"First I'm lying about my sexuality, now I'm now being accused of munchausens?", she said on Twitter and further added: "By an unhinged idiot who didn't even realize in all her "research" that my auto accident injury stories are "different" because they were about TWO SEPARATE vehicle ACCIDENTS 13 years apart?"

Despite their back-and-forth, Morrissey continues to be a fan of Jamil's work. Next they will say I wasn't really suicidally depressed in my mid 20s because there were pictures of me SMILING which = evidence!'

Jameela Jamil got into an extensive argument with the writer who raised questions about the actress's tumultuous health journey after jumping into the woman's DMs this week.