Jessica Eye has revealed that she will more than likely not be fighting Andrea Lee on November 13th after all due to suffering a severe allergic food reaction that has left her hospitalized.
“[This past Thursday], I thought I was dealing with an allergic reaction to fish eggs that I didn’t notice on my sushi role until it was too late,” Eye wrote on Instagram. “Extremely allergic to eggs. Thursday night is when the fever started. So I followed protocol for when I am exposed to a food allergy. Thursday was rough but woke up on Friday feeling OK but [with] brain fog, which is usually [a] symptom after I have an allergy attack or exposure to foods I’m allergic to.
“Friday was a normal day and I was ready for this weekend’s event but felt like adrenaline was keeping me on my feet. However, Friday night the fever returned. At this point, I had a negative COVID [test] so I brushed it off. I was like f*ck fish eggs.”
“Saturday morning, I had my morning shake out and felt normal, so to speak. Took another allergy pill just in case, took a nap, got up and went to the competition. I felt great warming up but definitely shaky and off but me being me, I brushed it off. Then Saturday night, [that’s] the worst I have ever felt in my life. Body aches, fever, sweat more than I ever did even in a weight cut. That’s when I feel like I couldn’t ignore it anymore.
“Sunday I was admitted into the hospital with severe pain so bad, I could barely stand or not cry. They are still running tests and it looks like we have a clear diagnosis that I will share soon but I will be spending a few days in the hospital.”
“My team and I have decided to pop in this fight and focus on my health,” Eye said. “There has been struggling for a year and it’s my top priority. I already lost my gallbladder. I don’t plan to lose anymore.”
“Please send me all the good vibes. I hope to update you guys [as] soon as I am out of the hospital and fully back to Jess mode.”
A former flyweight title challenger, the 35-year-old Eye is currently in the midst of a three fight losing streak, with her last victory coming against Viviane Araujo back in 2019.