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Little Mix star suffers panic attack on live radio show

Cover Media logo Cover Media 16/09/2020
Jesy Nelson et al. posing for the camera © Avalon.red

Jesy Nelson's anxiety battle came to the fore during a BBC Radio 1 interview on Tuesday when she endured an anxiety attack before a live performance.

The Little Mix star suffered a panic attack and burst into tears during the Live Lounge chat session and had to be comforted by her bandmates.

Fans jumped on social media to express their concern, but Jesy was quick to assure them she was OK.

"So my nerves got the better of me today and I had panic attack right before we were about to sing this for live lounge today and like a pro Perrie Edwards jumped in for my part last minute and smashed it," she wrote on her Instagram.

Nelson has been very open about her mental health issues, winning acclaim and honours for her 2019 documentary Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out.

In May, she admitted the best thing she did for her mental health was film the BBC documentary and talk about her struggles.

"I honestly feel like I was just carrying this huge weight around on my shoulders and for such a long time it was such a huge secret, obviously only the girls knew and people that I worked with," she explained.

Describing: "As soon as I did it (the documentary), it literally felt like a massive weight had been lifted off my shoulders," Nelson reflected on the stigma attached to mental health.

"A lot people are ashamed to talk about how they really feel," she said, noting: "What I actually learned by doing this documentary and letting everyone know was that it's actually OK to talk about how you feel and you feel so much better."


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