Little Mix: Jesy Nelson to take extended break from group for medical reasons | Ents & Arts News

Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson is taking an “extended” break from the group for medical reasons, her management have announced.

Nelson has recently been absent from group appearances, including at the final of the band’s television talent show Little Mix The Search, and a performance at this month’s MTV European Music Awards (EMAs).

At the EMAs, the band’s other three members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock appeared as holograms and performed their new track Sweet Melodies.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Little Mix seen leaving the Langham Hotel ahead of their performance of BBC Radio One Live Lounge on September 15, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
The group won the X Factor in 2011

A statement from Little Mix’s publicist Simon Jones said: “Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons.

“We will not be issuing any further comment currently and ask media to please respect her privacy at this time.”

The statement did not give any more details about the 29-year-old’s condition.

Nelson has spoken openly about battling anxiety, and revealed in a recently aired BBC documentary that she attempted to take her own life at one point, after abuse on social media became too much.

The programme won the factual prize at the National Television Awards earlier this year.

The group recently released their sixth studio album, Confetti, and their first since leaving Simon Cowell’s label Syco.

In April, the group are due to head out on a rearranged UK tour, after it was postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Little Mix formed on the 2011 series of the X Factor, and eventually went on to win the competition, catapulting them to fame and making them one of the country’s most successful girl bands in history.

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