Jesy Nelson thanks fans for support after leaving Little Mix
"Some of your messages have made me feel so emotional and I appreciate it so much love you all."
Jesy Nelson has thanked fans for their support since officially leaving Little Mix.
The singer announced this week that she was leaving the band for good to focus on her mental health. She has since been inundated with messages of support from fans and friends alike.
Jesy posted one Instagram story addressing her decision, which read: "I just want to say thank you so much to every one of you that has shown me so much love and support over the past few days some of your messages have made me feel so emotional and I appreciate it so much love you all."
Jesy confirmed she was leaving the band after much speculation earlier this week.
She 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."
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Jesy revealed that being part of Little Mix took "a toll on my mental health. I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard."
She went on to say: "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 that process.
"I need to spend some time with the people I love, doing things 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."
She ended the Instagram post by thanking her fans: "I want to say thank you to everyone involved in our journey. All the hard work and dedication that went into making us a success."