Jesy Nelson has received an outpouring of love and support from fans after suffering a panic attack during her Radio One Live Lounge performance.
The Little Mix singer, 29, was joined by bandmates Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall at the London studios on Tuesday, but had to leave the stage after breaking down in tears.
Following their incredible live performance of new single, Holiday, Jesy began to tear up and held up her hands to show that she was visibly shaking.
Supported: Jesy Nelson has received an outpouring of love and support from fans after breaking down in tears during her Radio One Live Lounge performance
Although the girls had been trying to adhere to social distancing, Jade broke the rules in order to comfort Jesy.
The band then left the stage together before a member of production was seen heading to talk to the star.
The cameras livestreaming the performance were immediately cut off, but started up again later when Jesy returned to the stage and bravely finished the gig.
Explaining the incident to her concerned fans, Jesy later took to Instagram to share a video from rehearsals as she revealed: ‘So I had panic attack right before we were about to sing this for live lounge today and like a pro @perrieedwards jumped in for my part last minute and smashed it this is what we originally did in rehearsals’.
Emotional: Following their incredible live performance of new single, Holiday, Jesy began to tear up and held up her hands to show that she was visibly shaking
Jesy – who has spoken candidly about her struggles with anxiety and depression – was immediately comforted by fans, who took to Twitter to express their love for her.
Fans penned: ‘proud of jesy for quickly pulling herself together and proceeding to sing her heart out, it isnt easy to just snap out of it on the spot when anxiety takes over. i hope she knows she has our endless love and support.’
‘WAIT WHY DID JESY CRY?? MY HEART’; ‘SO GOOD. they came and did what they had to do. so much love to you jesy. [sic]’
Candid: Explaining the incident to her concerned fans, Jesy later took to Instagram to share a video from rehearsals as she revealed she had suffered a panic attack
‘“Jesy” is trending in Brazil because she started crying after ‘Holiday’ performance at BBC Radio 1. We really hope she is okay. We love you Jesy so much’; ‘JESY WAS CRYING AT THE END OF THE SONG WHATS GOING ON LITTLE MIX LIVE LOUNGE’;
‘they were so nervous, you could tell i‘m not gonna lie right, i got a bit worried after the holiday performance because it was a bit shaky and you could tell that they knew that. holiday lives off the production. and then jesy… but gosh they really pulled it ouf the bag.’
‘jesy sweetheart… let’s send her a lot of love, she deserves it so much for the precious woman she is’; ‘the girls went straight over to comfort jesy, that’s what best friends are for! jesy girl you got this we love you [sic]’.
Here come the girls: Little Mix were on the show to perform their hits, promote new single Holiday and their upcoming BBC talent show, The Search
Late last year, Jesy revealed that horrific trolling – which clouded her perception of success – left her in a ‘deep depression’ and even caused her to attempt suicide.
She spoke candidly about her mental health struggles in BBC documentary, Odd One Out, which broke a viewing record for BBC Three and won a National Television Award.
Six months on from the documentary, Jesy gave an interview with MailOnline in March, as she admitted is ‘still working on herself’ but is now ‘mentally stronger’.
Admitting that she aimed to share her experience in a bid to help others, the Romford native added: ‘There must be so many girls that feel like that.
‘I’ve gone through this massive journey and come out the other side but no one knew about that s**t time. So I rung up my friend Adam [Goodall, the film’s director], who didn’t even know the extent of how I felt about myself, and just told him.
‘He came over my house the next day and started filming!’
Jesy – who insisted she wanted to include ‘so much more footage’ into the project – said the ‘draining and depressing’ process took six months to record, which she now views as ‘therapeutic’.
Jesy revealed she put her foot down in a bid to portray a ‘real’ message, especially when the BBC encouraged her to round off her programme with a ‘more positive ending’.
‘I told the BBC that this documentary has to be so real. I didn’t want to p****foot around or sugarcoat things, I wanted to do things properly’, she said.
‘There were points when they told me that I need to make the ending more positive, but I told them that I’m not going to be fake and that’s not a real message. It’s so important to be true to yourself.’
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Beautiful and brave: Late last year, Jesy revealed that horrific trolling – which clouded her perception of success – left her in a ‘deep depression’ and even caused her to attempt suicide