After being fired, Jewel was homeless for about a month and almost died in a parking lot.
Before becoming the multi-platinum singer Jewel, she lived on the streets after losing her job. In an interview with Adam on Showbizspy, the singer said:
“I ended up homeless because my boss propositioned me and when I wouldn’t sleep with him, he didn’t give me my paycheck. I got kicked out of where I was living and my rent was due that next day.
“I thought ‘Well, I’ll live in my car for a minute … get back on my feet,’ but I had bad kidneys and I never could hold down another job because I got sick so often. I didn’t have insurance and ended up almost dying in the parking lot of an emergency room because they wouldn’t admit me because I didn’t have insurance.
“I ended up homeless for about a month and I went back to singing.”