Jesy Nelson from Little Mix LEAVES the girls band because they are "away for a long time" for "private medical reasons".
Jesy Nelson has decided to leave Little Mix temporarily.
The 29-year-old singer is taking a "long break" from the girls' band for "private medical reasons" after she recently missed the moderation of the MTV EMAs and an appearance in the finale of her band's show, The Search.
A representative of the band said, "Jesy has extended Little Mix's free time for private medical reasons."
Taking a break: Jesy Nelson has decided to leave Little Mix temporarily
"We will not be making any further comments at this time and we ask the media to respect their privacy at this time."
Jesy has been a member of the girls' band since its inception on the X-Factor in 2011, along with Perrie Edwards (26), Leigh-Anne Pinnock (29) and Jade Thirlwall (27).
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: The pop starlet 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;
Girl Power: The rest of the band appeared without Jesy to determine the winner of their show's first series
A statement posted for MailOnline said, "Jesy is not doing well and she won't appear in the finale of Little Mix The Search tonight."
On hold: In a tweet from the Little Mix account they wrote: “Can you believe that the FINAL of @LMTheSearch is tonight? (Little Mix pictured with host Chris Ramsay)
The band is 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 X Factor winners 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.
They recently released their sixth studio album, Confetti, which includes the latest hit Sweet Melody.
Elsewhere, Jesy was lauded for her groundbreaking TV documentary Odd One Out, which explored her struggles with online bullying and body image.
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