25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Jewel

Entertainment Oct. 5, 2011 AT 11:50AM
25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Jewel Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com

Jewel, 37, (her kids' album, The Merry Goes 'Round, is out now) shares the 25 things you don't know about her with Us Weekly

1. I have dual citizenship -- my dad's family is Swiss.

2. I can move every muscle in my face independently.

3. My right-hand nails are short. The left are long for playing guitar.

4. At 14, I was in a rap group, La Creme.

5. I almost died of blood poisoning when I was 16.

6. I would have been a scientist had music not worked out.

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7. I can sing in four languages.

8. I appear the calmest when I'm the most scared.

9. Our outhouse in Alaska had a better view than any Real Housewives mansion.

10. I rode my motorcycle from Texas to Montana.

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11. Motherhood has mended the last hole in my heart.

12. I wrote a book of poetry for my son, Kase (3 months).

13. I got the hiccups wile yodeling my first time on stage at age 6.

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14. I don't believe in having a favorite color.

15. I founded Project Clean Water in 1997 and have put wells in 15 countries.

16. I moved out on my own when I was 15.

17. I lived in 22 homes by the time I was 18.

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18. I hate overexplainers.

19. I have a dark sense of humor.

20. I pulled a gun off a sheriff, thinking he was a thief. Oops!

21. I still get homesick for Alaska.

22. I hate lateness.

23. Ella Fitzgerald is my favorite singer.

24. I don't like chocolate.

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25. I love sushi.

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