Jessica Simpson fought through a bout of seasickness to perform for troops on a U.S. NAVY aircraft carrier stationed in the Arabian Sea at the weekend (01-02Oct10).
The singer spent two days aboard the USS Harry Truman, meeting seamen and auditioning singing sailors to perform with her when she switches on New York's Christmas lights later this year (10).
But Simpson struggled when it came to performing for troops after the sway of the sea left her feeling nauseous. After seeking medical attention onboard, the singer went ahead with the show, but was shaky behind the mic, according to audience members.
A sailor's wife tells the National Enquirer, "Jessica was a real trouper. After a quick visit to sick bay, she was signing autographs and joking with servicemen and women about the reasons for her bad gut.
"In fact, she was totally accessible throughout the trip - posing for photos in a Super Hornet jet fighter and taking pictures with everyone who asked. Her show may have been a bust but she was still a hit with the sailors."
The sailor who Simpson picks to sing with her will also record a duet with the pop star for her upcoming Christmas album.