Jackie Evancho is giving an important update on her health. 

In 2021, he sustained multiple back injuries from a car accident. America’s Got Talent singer discovered that she had developed osteoporosis due to an ongoing battle with anorexia.  

“They were abnormal breaks, breaks that you see in 80-year-olds,” the 22-year-old, who placed second on the competition series in 2010, told People. “That is how I found out that my eating issues caused osteoporosis.

However, recovery was not easy.

“I needed to eat.” [for my bones]”I was losing weight because of my desire to heal. “Once I finally healed, my disorder said, ‘OK, now you’ve got to be really hard on yourself to get all of that out of you…and then some.'”

Jackie’s eating disorder started when Jackie was 15, while she was going through puberty. 

“I felt a lot bigger than I thought, so my mother asked me if I was fat. She recalled that she noticed a difference in my appearance and asked her mom if she thought she looked fat. “So, I decided to begin a moderate diet and get back to work.