Little Mix's Jesy Nelson taking extended break from the band

Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson LEAVES the girl band as she takes ‘extended time away’ due to ‘private medical reasons’

Jesy Nelson has decided to temporarily leave Little Mix.

The singer, 29, is taking an ‘extended break’ from the girl band due to a ‘private medical reason’, after she recently missed hosting the MTV EMAs and an appearance on the finale her band’s show, The Search.

A representative for the band said: ‘Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons.’

Taking a break: Jesy Nelson has decided to temporarily leave Little Mix

‘We will not be issuing any further comment currently and ask media to please respect her privacy at this time.’

Jesy has been a member of the girl band since their formation on the X-Factor in 2011, alongside Perrie Edwards, 26, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, and Jade Thirlwall, 27.

Two weeks ago Jesy was forced to pull out of the finals of Little Mix: The Search, after falling ill.

Unwell: Two weeks ago Jesy was forced to pull out of the finals of Little Mix: The Search, after falling ill

The pop starlet was due to appear on the grand finale of the competition, but a statement released just hours before the live show revealed that she was unwell. 

She was also unable to host the MTV EMAs, or perform alongside her bandmates as planned.

A statement released to MailOnline read: ‘Jesy is unwell and will not be appearing on tonight’s final of Little Mix The Search. 

‘She will also not be hosting or performing at tomorrow’s MTV EMA’s.’

The Little Mix girls had been due to host the 27th edition of one of the biggest nights in global music – the 2020 MTV EMAs – on November 8.

Pulled out: The pop starlet was due to appear on the grand finale of the competition, but a statement released just hours before the live show revealed that she is unwell

The band – who have been nominated for Best Pop, Best Group and Best Virtual Live, previously announced their gig on Instagram, saying ‘IT’S HAPPENING!

‘We are SO excited to announce that we’re going to be hosting the @mtvema’s on November 8th. This is gonna be so much fun!’ 

The rest of the band appeared without Jesy to decide the winner of the first series of their show. 

In a tweet from the Little Mix account, they penned: ‘Can you believe tonight’s the FINAL of @LMTheSearch!! 

‘We’re unbelievably proud of all 6 bands and we can’t wait to see the final 4 perform! We’re so sad Jesy won’t be able to join us tonight, but we have such an amazing show in store for you all x’  

Girl power: The rest of the band appeared without Jesy to decide the winner of the first series of their show

A statement released to MailOnline read: ‘Jesy is unwell and will not be appearing on tonight’s final of Little Mix The Search’ 

On hold: In a tweet from the Little Mix account, they penned: ‘Can you believe tonight’s the FINAL of @LMTheSearch!!  (Little Mix pictured with host Chris Ramsay)

The band are slated to head on tour in April next year with their new album Confetti, but it is currently unclear whether Jesy plans to rejoin the group by then.

It is also thought that the band’s dates may also be delayed depending on Covid-19 restrictions nearer the time the tour is due to kick off. 

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