“The truth is, being in the band recently really took a toll on my sanity. “
It’s the end of an era – Jesy Nelson has announced that she is leaving Little Mix.
Earlier today, the 29-year-old singer took to Instagram to explain the reasoning behind her departure.
Jesy has been a member of Little Mix since the band was born on The X factor in 2011, but now she’s ready to focus on herself.
“The truth is, being in the band recently really took a toll on my sanity,” Jesy wrote in a statement.
“I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and meeting expectations very difficult. “
“There comes a time in life when we need to reinvest in taking care of ourselves rather than focusing on making others happy, and I feel it’s time to start that process.
“So after careful consideration and with a heavy heart, I announce that I am leaving Little Mix. “
“I need to spend time with the people I love, doing things that make me happy. I am ready to start a new chapter in my life. ”
“I don’t know what it’s going to look like now, but I hope you’ll always be there to support me.” “
The other Little Mix members assured Jesy that they would always support her no matter what.
They then expressed their love for her and the importance of taking care of your mental health.
Like Jesy, they know the news of his release will surprise fans, but they’re proud to have joined them on this crazy ride for the past nine years.
Little Mix also shared the same post on their Instagram.
Of course, we’re sad to see Jesy go, but we’re also proud of her for recognizing that she needs to take a step back.
Keep up to date with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!