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Little Mix Singer Jesy Nelson Says She Attempted Suicide After Cyberbullying

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Little Mix Singer Jesy Nelson Says She Attempted Suicide After Cyberbullying

Little Mix Singer Jesy Nelson Says She Attempted Suicide After Cyber Bullying

Speaking in a BBC Three documentary, entitled “Jesy Nelson: ‘Odd One Out,’” Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson revealed that she tried to end her life after suffering abuse from online trolls.

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The singer shot to fame with her bandmates in 2011 after they won the UK’s “The X Factor” TV talent show. The girls went on to become one of Britain’s biggest girl groups since the Spice Girls. Despite their accomplishments, Nelson said she was left wanting “to die” in the wake of the extreme cyberbullying she endured when she became famous.

“I think I had about 101 inbox messages on my Facebook, and the first one that came up was from some random man, and he was like: ‘You are the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen in my life, how on earth were you ever put in this girl band? You deserve to die,'” she says in the trailer for the doc. How have I just won ‘The X Factor’ and all I want to do is just go back to my normal life? The whole world had an opinion on me, and they weren’t good ones. My brain started to believe everything that people were saying about me.” She added: “I just kept saying ‘I just want to die. I just want to die.'”

Nelson said she was labelled the “fat, ugly one” of the group, and the negative comments she received affected “every part” of her life.

She said it wasn’t until she was told to get off of Twitter by a backup dancer while touring with Demi Lovato —which really changed her life around.

“It was a long, hard process, because I didn’t want to help myself,” Nelson said. “But it wasn’t until I deleted Twitter that everything changed for me and I slowly started to feel normal.”

“Cyberbullying and trolling has had a devastating effect on young people and their families all over the country, and it completely changed my life,” she says

Nelson says she has overcame her demons and feels “strong” and “powerful” than ever. “I feel like I know who I am now, so it doesn’t really matter if people want to call me that anymore,” she says.

The documentary is set to be broadcast on Thursday.

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