Little Mix confirm 2021 tour will go ahead as a 3 after Jesy Nelson’s shock exit
The remaining Little Mix members say they’re excited to see fans on tour again next year as they threw their support behind Jesy Nelson after announcing she had left the band
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Little Mix have told that their 2021 tour is going ahead after Jesy Nelson announced she’d quit the band.
The 29-year-old shared a heartfelt post yesterday evening to share the news, which sent shockwaves through the showbiz world.
Jesy told that she’d decided to step back with “a heavy heart” after nine years working with bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall.
She added that “being in the band has taken a toll of my mental health”, before thanking fans and her bandmates for an “incredible” nine years.
The remaining three have since thrown their support behind Jesy in an emotional post.
They told that they’re “fully supportive” of Jesy’s decision – while confirming that their planned 2021 tour dates will be going ahead.
The girls were forced to cancel one earlier this year as the first lockdown loomed.
But they’ve pencilled in slots through May across the UK, and added on two Dublin dates in early April.
“We’re looking forward to seeing so many of you on tour,” the girls wrote.
Jesy penned last night: “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 cant thank you all enough form 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 every forget it.”
She added: “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 t 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 the process.
“I need to spend some time with the people I love, doing thing that make me happy. I’m 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.”
She finished by thanking fans and Leigh-Anne, Perrie and Jade.