Jessie J is “living in fear” after she was targeted by a crazed teen stalker who claimed she broke her own leg to look like the star.
The fan said she damaged the limb so she could wear a cast like Jessie did after breaking her foot last year.
She then tracked down the singer’s private details and sent a picture of the shattered leg.
The Jessie-mad teen, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, also bombarded the star with a string of disturbing messages, including: “I will do anything to be just like you.”
A source close to Jessie said: “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.”
Jessie, 24, who has dubbed her army of fans “Heartbeats”, has now stepped up her number of minders.
In the past year she has also been targeted by web trolls mocking her weight, dress sense, and hairstyle.
Several fans have posted pictures online showing tattoos of the singer’s face emblazoned on their bodies.
Jessie confessed to the audience at an intimate London gig days ago that she was “frightened” because she felt so exposed on stage.
It is not known how the fan managed to break her leg. A spokesman for the star refused to comment on the incident last night.
But a source said: “Now Jessie’s getting bigger and bigger, she knows it is time to review security and the risks to her.
“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 will suffer arthritis for life after broke her foot in a stage fall.
She finally had the cast removed last October, but said she would never be able to wear high heels without pain again.
by Wallace McTavish