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27 November 2020, 13:42 | Updated: 27 November 2020, 16:49
Jesy Nelson from Little Mix is taking an extended break from the band just after they dropped their sixth album, 'Confetti' and fans want to know what is wrong with the singer.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards are having to adjust to working without Little Mix bandmate Jesy Nelson after she pulled out of The Search final and hosting the EMAs due to illness, and the girls are set to perform as a trio again for their appearance on Strictly.
It was recently announced Jesy would be taking an extended break from the band for 'private medical reasons'.
So, what is wrong with Jesy as she steps back from Little Mix, and when is she likely to return?
The 27-year-old has stayed off of Instagram where she’s usually frequently posting and chatting to fans while the rest of her band promote their new album 'Confetti' on their own accounts.
Most recently, fans have pointed out Jesy's signature is not present on the signed copies of 'Confetti' they've received, leading to confusion and speculation.
Little Mix's team released a statement to explain Jesy's absence after she was unable to join Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jade on two separate occasions
The statement said: "Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons.
"We will not be issuing any further comment currently and ask media to please respect her privacy at this time."
On Saturday 7 November, the morning of The Search final, Little Mix's team said Jesy was 'unwell' and that she would not be appearing on the show's final and would miss performing and hosting the MTV EMAs.
As Perrie, Jade and Leigh-Anne hosted the EMAs, they made sure to give their missing bestie a regular shoutout saying how much she would have loved to have been there.
And after scooping two awards on the night, each of the stars took to Instagram to say how much they missed Jesy.
On Little Mix’s Insta account the trio wrote: “Tonight was the best. Thank you for letting us host @mtvema, we had a BLAST!! We missed you Jesy.”
Jesy hasn’t posted on Instagram since Halloween, where she showed off her devilish costume on the grid, and fans are now leaving comments sending their love as she recovers.
Although we do not know any details about Jesy's personal issues at the moment, fans have been told it is for her health that she has stepped back from band duties recently.
The official statement cited 'private medical reasons' for the singer's absence and extended break.
Little Mix Statement:— Simon Jones (@simonjonespr) November 17, 2020
Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons. We will not be issuing any further comment currently and ask media to please respect her privacy at this time.
Again, we're sending all of our well wishes to Jesy and the band and hope to see her reunited with the group when she is better.