British pop star Jessie J is preparing to undergo surgery at the end of the year (13) to remove a metal plate which was inserted into her broken foot in 2011.

The Price Tag hitmaker injured herself during a gig rehearsal in London, and she spent weeks hobbling around on crutches.

The singer revealed earlier this year (13) she was still in pain from the accident, and she is now set to have another operation to address the issues.

She tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I'm getting some time off at Christmas and I'm having surgery to have the plate removed. It is flicking against my bone and is causing a lot of pain. I hurt my ankle about two years ago and it's still causing me a lot of discomfort.

"The foot is still bruised and swells up because it won't heal, so I'm having the metal taken out. It sets off the security systems at airports and when I sit down it goes cold... I'm hoping it will be sorted at Christmas then it will be done and dusted and I can have some down time."