Little Mix fans have flooded Twitter with support for Jesy Nelson, raising concerns about reports of solo plans in the group.
On Tuesday, allegations were made that the foursome are all planning to go solo next year after it was revealed that Jesy had temporarily left the band over "private medical concerns" and fans quickly took to social media to lament the news .
Heartache rang out on Twitter from dedicated “mixers” who reached out to Jesy, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall to express their concern for the group's future and Jesy's well-being.
A large proportion of Twitter users rejected any suggestions for the girls to break up, while others referred to Jesy, 29, as "inspiration".
Taking a break: Little Mix fans have flooded Twitter with support for Jesy Nelson, raising concerns about reports of solo plans in the group (pictured in September).
Fans of the group posted messages to Jesy including, "I love you Jesy, and I really hope you take the time it takes to return to us with your smile."
“We will be sure that you will only return with love and happiness for you. See you soon … Jesy is strong Jesy is adorable Jesy is beautiful Jesy is perfect But little mix is not a little mix without jesy jesy you have inspired a lot of people, including me …
"So I hope you get well soon, Mixer also respect jesy's privacy and continue to stream #WeLoveYouJesy … Just read the messages that Jesy has temporarily left. I hope you are fine, Jess. We are all devastated, but I pray for a speedy recovery. "
In the meantime, Twitter users have written about the solo plans: “If a little mix breaks up, what do I do with my life? The little mix doesn't dissolve and you don't go alone either!
Painful: Heartbreak rang out on Twitter from dedicated "mixers" who reached out to Jesy, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall to express their concern for the group's future and Jesy's well-being
"They kept saying that they are best friends / sisters and that they love to do it together." jesy simply takes a break for health reasons. & # 39;
Tuesday reports said the girls were secretly meeting up with industry bosses as well as new managers and agents, while Jesy also plans to embark on a solo career if she's feeling better.
The Sun reported that Perrie, 27, and Jade, 27, are both looking at solo music projects, while Leigh-Anne, 29, is looking for TV opportunities.
A source said: “The girls have been open and honest with each other and with their current management team. You have started conversations with some potential managers and agents about what your solo career might look like.
Future: The Sun reported that Perrie, 27, and Jade, 27, are both looking at solo music projects, while Leigh-Anne, 29, is looking for TV opportunities (pictured last February).
“Some of the girls may also take on solo projects with their current management team. But it's not about quitting the band, it's about looking to the future. "
The source added that the group still has one more tour to complete this coming April and will make it through, even if delayed due to Covid-19.
The insider also said the ladies are trying to emulate Take That, where each member works on their own projects but comes back together at different times.
Taking Time Out: They are said to have met privately with industry leaders as well as new managers and agents, while Jesy also plans to embark on a solo career when she's feeling better
They also claimed that there is no "bad blood" between the group and they all support each other's desire to go alone.
MailOnline has contacted Little Mix representatives for comment.
Meanwhile, Jesy is taking an "extended break" from the girls' band for "private medical reasons" after she recently missed hosting the MTV EMAs and appearing on the finale of her band's show, The Search.
A representative from the band said, “Jesy has extended Little Mix's free time for private medical reasons.
"We will not be making any further comments at this time and we ask the media to respect their privacy at this time."
Alone: Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jade plan to embark on a solo career at the end of their existing contract next year
Jesy's hiatus follows the huge success of Little Mix, both with their brand new album & # 39; Confetti & # 39; as well as with their talent show Little Mix: The Search, in which they put together a number of bands that competed against each other to win a place to support the girls' group on their UK and Ireland tour next year.
Jesy has been a member of The X Factor since its inception in 2011, alongside Perrie, Jade and Leigh-Anne.
Two weeks ago, Jesy had to withdraw from the finale of Little Mix: The Search after falling ill.
Unwell: Two weeks ago, Jesy had to withdraw from the finale of Little Mix: The Search after falling ill
The pop starlet was supposed to appear in the grand finale of the competition, but a statement posted a few hours before the live show revealed that she was feeling uncomfortable.
She was also unable to host the MTV EMAs or perform with her bandmates as planned.
A statement posted for MailOnline reads: “Jesy is not doing well and she will not appear in the finale of Little Mix The Search tonight.
"Nor will she appear or occur at tomorrow's MTV EMAs."
The Little Mix girls had hosted the 27th edition of one of the biggest nights in global music – the 2020 MTV EMAs – on November 8th.
Pulled out: Jesy was supposed to appear at the grand finale of the competition, but a statement posted a few hours before the live show revealed that she was not doing well
The band, which was nominated for Best Pop, Best Group and Best Virtual Live, previously announced their appearance on Instagram and said: "IT & # 39; S HAPPENING!"
& # 39; We are very happy to announce that we will be hosting @ mtvema & # 39; s on November 8th. This will be so much fun! & # 39;
The rest of the band appeared without Jesy to determine the winner of their show's first series.
In a tweet from the Little Mix account they wrote: “Can you believe that tonight is the FINAL of @LMTheSearch?
& # 39; We're incredibly proud of all 6 bands and can't wait to see the last 4! We are so sad that Jesy cannot come to see us tonight, but we have an incredible show in store for all of you. & # 39;
Jesy last posted on her Instagram page on October 31st where she shared a photo of herself dressed up for Halloween.
Girl Power: The rest of the band appeared without Jesy to determine the winner of their show's first series
The media personality confirmed her romance with Our Girl's boyfriend Sean Sagar, 30, after first dating in early July this year.
Little Mix are slated to tour with their new album Confetti in April next year, but it's currently unclear if Jesy plans to rejoin the group by then.
It is also believed that the band's dates may be delayed near the start of the tour due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Little Mix were crowned winners of The X Factor in 2011 when they became the first band to ever win the show in its history.
The girls rose to fame with their first single Wings before topping the charts with Black Magic and Shout Out To My Ex.
Last Posted: Jesy last posted on her Instagram page on October 31st where she shared a photo of herself dressed up for Halloween
They recently released their sixth studio album, Confetti, which includes the latest hit Sweet Melody.
They were signed to the Syco record label by Simon Cowell until November 2018 when they switched to rival RCA. Leigh-Anne said at the time: "We have been with Syco for seven years and had an incredible journey, but it will be nice to change it."
Elsewhere, Jesy was lauded for her groundbreaking TV documentary Odd One Out, which explored her struggles with online bullying and body image.
Jesy left viewers in tears as she spoke valiantly about her battle with depression on her BBC documentary.
Love life: The media personality confirmed her romance with boyfriend Sean Sagar, 30, after dating for the first time in early July this year (pictured with Sean).
She spoke at length for the first time about how trolls, mocking her about her looks and weight, led her to take their own lives in 2013.
Jesy then described how the trolling about her appearance started on The X Factor, where she was referred to as the "fat one" in the band.
The singer tearfully revealed at the height of her bullying in 2013 that she starved herself for four days as she prepared to return to the show.
"When I lost some weight, we went back to the X-factor and I didn't say if our performance was going to be good," she said. "All I was interested in were people who saw me and." say & # 39; she has lost weight & # 39 ;. & # 39;
But Jesy was broken after being inundated with ridicule about her weight. She said her face was deformed or she compared her appearance to ET and Miss Piggy after the performance.
Heartbreaking: Elsewhere, Jesy was lauded for her groundbreaking TV documentary Odd One Out, which explored her struggles with online bullying and body image
At that time Jesy tried to commit suicide. Jesy burst into tears and said, "I just remember thinking," I just need this to go away, I'll end this. "
“I remember going to the kitchen and taking as many pills as possible. Then I lay in bed forever thinking, 'Let it happen. Hurry up & # 39; & # 39;. & # 39;
To try to heal the deep mental wounds caused by online bullies, the Wings hitmaker met with others who had experienced cyber bullying and were receiving therapy.
During therapy, Jesy first watched a clip from the X-Factor to accept himself.
“I locked old Jesy away for so long because I just felt I had to be this new Jesy, because everyone hated old Jesy. My trauma is deep and I may never really recover. I don't think I'll ever be the same again, but I think I'll get better. & # 39;
Face their fears: During therapy, Jesy first saw a clip from the X-Factor to self-accept, and also looked at old photos
Jesy spoke about the effects trolling had on her and told Glamor, “I just wanted to be Jesy. I didn't want to be Jesy the fat one. I wanted people to see me as normal, so I punished myself. I starved myself.
“If I had eaten, I would have hated myself, punished myself and made sure I didn't eat anything for four days. It was terrible, a vicious circle. & # 39;
Jesy also confessed that the negative comments on her face hurt more than the fat throats.
She admitted, “I got used to people calling me fat because I was like I've seen so many times. People started to see how my face looked with memes and people chopped off my head on group photos and replaced it with a monster or ET or a sloth.
Traumatized: She said, “My trauma is deep and I may never fully recover. I don't think I'll ever be the same again, but I think I'll get better. & # 39;
“I became a joke for everyone and it really shook my confidence. I've never seen anything like it in my life. & # 39;
Jesy's online bullying ordeal began when she rose to fame in 2011 when Little Mix became the first group to win the show.
After their victory, Jesy shared how the girls were forced to use social media. The star admitted the move "completely changed my life".
She went on to say that it was going to be one of the "worst times" of her life once the comments came in.
She said the phrase "fat, ugly" "consumed" every part of me "completely" as the trolling took its toll.
Stars: The girl group, consisting of Jesy, Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne, was looked after by Tulisa Contostavlos
When Jesy went on to talk about reading comments about herself, she revealed to the Guardian that at the time she was obsessed with reading the gruesome mockery online.
"I had the routine of waking up and going on Twitter and looking for the worst things I could about myself," she explained. & # 39; I would type in the search bar: & # 39; Jesy Fett & # 39; or & # 39; Jesy ugly & # 39; and see what would come.
“Sometimes I didn't even have to do that, I just wrote & # 39; Jesy & # 39; and then I saw all the terrible things. Everyone told me to ignore it – but it was like an addiction. & # 39;
In the interview, she continued that the pressure on Little Mix to look good was affecting her health and starving her.
Jesy said, “I would starve to death… I would drink Diet Coke for four days and then, when I got a little dizzy, eat a pack of ham because I knew it was calorie-free. Then I would go out to eat and hate myself. & # 39;
Songstress: Jesy's online bullying ordeal began when she rose to fame in 2011 when Little Mix became the first group to win the show (pictured 2012).
The starlet further recalled how she would avoid events where she was photographed and feared, adding that she had a tearful "breakdown" on one occasion the stylist bought the clothes the wrong size .
Jesy has long been open about her experiences of body embarrassment and trolling over the years after being viciously targeted as a candidate on The X Factor 2011.
She memorably collapsed during the competition discussing how hard it had been to deal with negative comments from complete strangers.
At the time, she was speaking on VT and said, "People write some nasty comments and it just got me a little bogged down. When you have your own insecurities and when people tell you to post them on websites for everyone to see, you just feel like rubbish.
Rise to Fame: After their victory, Jesy shared how the girls were forced to use social media. The star admitted that the move "completely changed my life" (picture 2011).
“To be in a girl group with three beautiful girls who are much slimmer and shorter than me … and obviously I know that I am much taller. I find it really difficult when people post it on twitter. & # 39;
The turning point came in February 2014 when Demi's dancers, on Devi Lovato's tour, which the band was opening act on, advised her to delete Twitter and compare it to a book filled with "lots of bad things."
Little Mix has since grown into one of the UK's biggest girl groups, scoring number 1 hits like Wings, Black Magic and Shout Out To My Ex.
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