Jesy Nelson Shares That She Suffered Panic Attack During Little Mix's Radio 1 Live Lounge Appearance

Perrie Edwards stepped in to cover for her bandmate as the group performed on Clara Amfo's show.

Jesy Nelson has shared that she suffered a panic attack as Little Mix were performing on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on Tuesday.

The group appeared on Clara Amfo’s mid-morning show to perform current single Holiday, as well as a cover of Harry Styles’ Falling.

Jesy Nelson
Jesy Nelson
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However, those watching a live stream of their set online could see how Jesy had become upset after they’d finished their first track.

Her bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall and members of the crew were seen rushing to comfort her, before the stream cut out.

Jesy later posted on Instagram, revealing that she’d had a panic attack and bandmate Perrie Edwards had stepped in to cover her part on their rendition of Falling.

Sharing a video of them rehearsing the performance, Jesy wrote: “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 @perrieedwards jumped in for my part last minute and smashed it.

“This is what we originally did in rehearsals.”

Jesy has spoken candidly about her struggles with anxiety in the past, and also fronted a BBC Three documentary, Odd One Out, about the effects social media trolls have had on her mental health.

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Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393.

Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill).

CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably) offer a helpline open 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year, on 0800 58 58 58, and a webchat service.

The Mix is a free support service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email

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