JESY Nelson has revealed she wanted to quit Little Mix “all the time” after getting jealous of bandmates in trolling nightmare.
The 28-year-old bravely opened up about her struggle with cruel online bullies for a new documentary, Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out, which is set to air tonight on BBC One at 9pm.
Jesy Nelson has revealed she wanted to quit Little Mix “all the time” in the wake of her trolling nightmare[/caption]
The Sun previously revealed the singer tried to kill herself at her lowest point, and she has now revealed more harrowing details about how the nasty comments affected her.
Now appearing on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, the star admitted that the online abuse caused panic attacks and made her feel as though she didn’t want to perform with Little Mix anymore.
When asked by broadcaster Roman, 26, if she thought about leaving the band at the height of her trolling hell, she replied: “Yeah”.
And while her bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock stopped her numerous times from leaving, Jesy said that she felt guilty constantly asking them for support.
The star admitted that the online abuse made her feel as though she didn’t want to perform with Little Mix anymore[/caption]
“Yeah but for them it was hard as well because at the same time they’re living their dream, so to have someone in the band who was constantly down and depressed all the time,” she shared.
“You don’t want that when you’re living your best life, and it was hard for them to be happy but then console me at the same time.”
Although she didn’t want her pals to “resent” her, she in turn revealed that she was envious of their happiness.
Her bandmates Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall stopped her numerous times from leaving. Pictured L-R[/caption]
She concluded: “… At times I was so jealous of them.
“I was just so envious of how happy they were and I was like ‘I just want to know what it feels like to be happy.’ But I couldn’t, I couldn’t make myself happy.”
Jesy previously told The Sun that she tried to kill herself in November 2013 after the relentless trolling got too much.
Jesy is currently dating Love Island star Chris Hughes[/caption]
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