Little Mix say they’re ‘incredibly sad’ but ‘support’ Jesy Nelson’s decision to leave the band
Little Mix have shared their support after Jesy Nelson announced her decision to leave the band after nine years.
Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall released a joint statement on Twitter after 29 year old Jesy announced her decision to quit.
They wrote: “After an amazing 9 years together Jesy has made the decision to leave Little Mix. This is an incredibly sad time for all of us but we are fully supportive of Jesy.
“We love her very much and agree that it is so important that she does what is right for her mental health and well-being. We are still very much enjoying our Little Mix journey and the 3 of us are not ready for it to be over.”
They continued: “We know that Jesy leaving the group is going to be really upsetting news for our fans. We love you guys so much and are so grateful for your loyalty and continued support of all of us.
“We’re looking forward to seeing so many of you on tour. Love always, Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne xxx”.
It comes after Jesy shared her decision to leave Little Mix after she admitted being in the band has “taken a toll on her mental health”.
In a heartfelt statement Jesy, who recently said the band members had their innocence taken from them, wrote: “To all my Mixers, 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 O2.
“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.”
Jesy continued: “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 focussing on making other people happy, and I feel like now is the time to being that process.”
She then revealed: “So after much consideration and with a heavy heart, I’m announcing I’m leaving Little Mix.”