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Jesy Nelson Is Leaving Little Mix - Read Her Statement & Find Out Why

Jesy Nelson Is Leaving Little Mix - Read Her Statement & Find Out Why

UPDATE: The three remaining member of Little Mix just reacted to this news…

Jesy Nelson has made a shocking reveal: she’s leaving the girl group Little Mix.

The 29-year-old entertainer posted a lengthy statement to her official Instagram account announcing the news. This news comes just a few weeks after she revealed she was taking a break from the group.

The biggest takeaway, and the reason she is leaving, is the following: “The truth is recently being in the band has really taken a toll on my mental health. I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard.”

Remaining members of the group include Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock. The remaining three women performed their hit “Break Up Song” on Strictly Come Dancing” on Sunday night (December 13). Little Mix was formed in 2011 during the 8th season of The X Factor UK.

Click inside for Jesy Nelson’s full statement on why she is leaving Little Mix…

JESY NELSON’S STATEMENT

The past nine years in Little Mix has been the most incredible time of my life.
We have achieved things I never thought possible. From winning our first Brit Award to our sold out shows at the 02. Making friends and fans all over the world I can’t thank you all enough from the bottom of my heart for making me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. You have always been there to support and encourage me and I will never ever forget it.

The truth is recently being in the band has really taken a toll on my mental health. I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard.

There comes a time in life when we need to reinvest in taking care of ourselves rather than focusing on making other people happy, and I feel like now is the time to begin that process.
So after much consideration and with a heavy heart, I’m announcing I’m leaving Little Mix.

I need to spend some time with the people I love, doing things that make me happy. ready to embark on a new chapter in my life – I’m not sure what it’s going to look like right now, but I hope you’ll still be there to support me.

I want to say thank you to everyone involved in our journey. All the hard work and dedication that went into making us a success.

To every single fan who came to see us in concert, who listened to our songs and sung their hearts out, sent me messages and supported me along the way I want you to know I love you all so much and I could never have done this without you and I appreciate it endlessly.

Most of all I want to say thank you to Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne for creating some of the most amazing memories I’ll never forget. I hope that you’ll continue to fulfill all of your dreams and keep on making music that people love.

Love Jesy x (via Instagram)

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Posted to: Extended, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Little Mix, Perrie Edwards

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