She was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2012. After being cleared of it, she began performing music gigs locally.
Outside of The Voice, she was known on Instagram by the handle janicefreeman and on Twitter as janice_freeman.
She was 21 years old when she gave birth to her daughter, Hannah. Only four years later, Hannah's father passed away from cancer. She eventually remarried and she and her husband began performing gigs together.