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Little Mix's Jesy Nelson Reveals She Tried To Take Her Own Life Following Online Abuse

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

11:53 9 Sep 2019


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Jesy Nelson opens up in her new documentary

Little Mix band member Jesy Nelson reveals she once tried to take her own life in 2013 because of online abuse.

She makes the confession in her new BBC documentary Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out.

"I remember going to the kitchen and just took as many tablets as I could."

 

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Jesy opens up in a bid to raise awareness of the effect online trolling can have on people's mental health.

"I just remember thinking this is never going to go. I’m going to constantly wake up and feel sad for the rest of my life."

"So what is the point in being here? I physically couldn’t tolerate the pain any more."

 

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The singer explains, "I just remember thinking, "I just need this to go away, I’m going to end this.""

"I remember going to the kitchen and just took as many tablets as I could."

"Then I laid in bed for ages and kept thinking, "Let it happen. Hurry up.""

Jesy's boyfriend saved her life

A source tells The Sun that Jesy's then boyfriend saved her life after, 'she confessed to him what she had done.'

'An ambulance came to the house and was able to sort her out.'

'They were able to get there in time and save her life.'

'Jesy told her close family members, one member of her management team and her band-mates who were devastated.'

 

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'She got rid of Twitter and immediately felt better. She will never go back on it.'

'It’s a big decision to open up about something so personal but she’s determined to help others.'

The online bullying began in 2011

Jesy rose to fame on The X Factor in 2011 where she was paired with Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

According to the publication, she shares in the documentary that they were all forced to join the social media platform.

"We were all told we had to have social media and it completely changed my life."

 

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"The whole world had an opinion on me and they weren’t good ones."

"From the minute those comments started it became one of the worst times of my life."

 

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"I wasn’t known as one of the singers from Little Mix. I was always known as the fat, ugly one."

"It literally consumed every part of me."

"As a kid I was very very confident. I never had any issues with the way I looked, my weight until everything changed."

"Being in Little Mix is just the best thing that’s ever, ever happened to me."

 

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"But I hit such a low point in my life that I stopped turning up for work."

"From the minute the comments started it got worse and worse."

"My brain started to believe everything people were saying about me."

"I felt embarrassed. I felt ashamed."

 

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Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out airs on Thursday the 12th of September at 9pm on BBC One.


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