Jessie J has a "new respect" for amputee victims since breaking her foot.

The 'Do It Like A Dude' hitmaker has had her leg in a cast for nine weeks after breaking her foot and says the experience has given her a better perspective on life.

She told Q magazine: "I'm back in the swing, getting my cast off after nine weeks of this awful Smurf shoe. But it's put everything in perspective. I have a different respect now for people who don't have legs."

The 23-year-old singer had to cancel a number of concerts and a support slot on Katy Perry's tour because of her injury, which she sustained when she jumped off stage during a concert rehearsal in June.

Jessie admits she was really low after she hurt herself and realised she needed the support of someone after giving out so much love to her fans.

She said: "Just after I broke my foot, I was in my living room and I put on Beyonce's 'Save The Hero', like, 'If I'm not around, who saves the hero?' and it made me realise, like, I need someone now.

"You give so much as an artist, you give, you give, you give.

"I'll break my foot and I've got fans going, 'I've got a tummy ache, can I get a re-tweet.' People think you go to a special hospital, get special casts and treatment. It's a lie - I'm the same as anyone else. And that was a moment when I had a proper good cry."