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Jesy Nelson thanks fans for ‘beautiful messages’ as she finally breaks silence on Little Mix exit & mental health battle


JESY Nelson thanked fans for their “beautiful messages” as she finally broke her silence on her Little Mix exit and mental health battle.

The 29-year-old star’s first interview since she sensationally quit the girl group in December landed today – and she did not hold back in the chat.

Jesy has been overwhelmed with support after her explosive interview

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Jesy has been overwhelmed with support after her explosive interviewCredit: Cosmopolitan UK / Matthew Eades

The singer bravely opened up about her decision to leave the band after reaching “breaking point” – adding that she “didn’t know she could be so happy”.

Fans are thrilled to see how well she is doing, and flocked to social media to praise Jesy for speaking out.

The beauty was clearly overwhelmed by the kind words, taking to her Instagram Story this evening to thank fans for their support.

She simply wrote: “I love you all so much, thank you for all your beautiful messages” and a red heart emoji.

The star thanked fans on Instagram

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The star thanked fans on Instagram
She was praised for speaking so openly in the interview

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She was praised for speaking so openly in the interviewCredit: Cosmopolitan UK / Matthew Eades

Jesy also re-posted some messages of support from her friends and famous fans – including Holly Hagan and influencer Felicity Hayward.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan as this month’s cover girl, Jesy admitted that she was unhappy in Little Mix – and she feels “free” since leaving.

The star also confessed to having a panic attack and breaking down in tears when filming the band’s music video for Sweet Melody – which is when she realised she had to walk away.

Jesy explained: “There’s a scene in Sweet Melody I’m not in because that’s when I had a panic attack and broke down.

The star spoke openly about the impact being in the group had on her mental health

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The star spoke openly about the impact being in the group had on her mental healthCredit: Instagram
She'd spoken about her struggle in the past

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She’d spoken about her struggle in the pastCredit: refer to caption.
Jesy quit Little Mix in December

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Jesy quit Little Mix in DecemberCredit: Getty

“I was like, ‘I just want to go home.’ I was sobbing in the dressing room.

“Someone really close to me said, ‘This has got to stop. You can’t keep doing this to yourself. You’re going to end up where you were before.’

“For me that was the pinnacle point. I was like, ‘I need to start taking care of myself now because this isn’t healthy.’”

She added: “It wasn’t nice for the other three to be around someone who didn’t want to be there. So I took a break.”

The beauty admitted she had a panic attack while filming her final music video with the group

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The beauty admitted she had a panic attack while filming her final music video with the groupCredit: YouTube
Little Mix have continued as a trio

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Little Mix have continued as a trioCredit: Getty
Leigh-Anne announced her pregnancy earlier today

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Leigh-Anne announced her pregnancy earlier today
Jesy Nelson looks stunning with long platinum hair after dramatic makeover

Elsewhere in the interview Jesy made a veiled dig at her former bandmates Perrie Edwards, 27, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29 and Jade Thirlwall, 28.

She said: “The last music video we did was the breaking point. We’d been in lockdown, and it was the first time I could have a break and be at home around people that I love.

“It was the happiest I’d ever felt and I didn’t realise that until I went back to work. I immediately became a different person.”

Little Mix fans previously reacted to the timing of Jesy’s interview release – with it being published just hours after her former bandmate Leigh-Anne announced her pregnancy.

The June issue of Cosmopolitan is on sale from 6th May





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