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Jordin Sparks signs on as poster girl for migraine relief

R&B star Jordin Sparks has signed on as the new face of migraine medication Excedrin after revealing she suffers from blinding and debilitating headaches, just like her mom.

The Battlefield singer appears in new ads for Excedrin Migraine and admits she can now understand what her mother went through when she was a child and she was told to go out and play in the yard so mom could sleep.


Sparks, who recently split from boyfriend Jason DeRulo, says, "They (migraines) used to knock her (mom) out. She had to be on the couch with the lights off and we had to go play way out in the yard. It was really scary because mommy couldn't get up... You just didn't know what was happening and it was hard for her to explain.


"Then, after my world kind of turned upside down some eight years ago with American Idol, from being a 17-year-old kid to trying to navigate life as a recording artist... The stress was really overwhelming and I suffered my first migraine and it was really frightening.


"My equilibrium was off, I couldn't walk, I was dizzy, nauseous, light and sound bothered me... and Excedrin worked for my mom, so naturally that's what I grabbed.


"A migraine will kind of knock you down and I really don't have time for that."