Jesy Nelson has revealed Katie Hopkins’ tweet about her weight left her in a ‘severe depression’.
The Little Mix star admitted over the weekend that she’d tried to commit suicide in 2013 after struggling to cope with the taunts of cruel trolls about her appearance.
And she’s now explained that controversial TV personality Katie’s comments about her image after the band performed on The X Factor in 2013 felt like the last straw.
After the group’s gig, Katie tweeted: ‘Packet Mix have still got a chubbier in their ranks. Less Little Mix. More Pick n Mix.’
Jesy said the tweet marked a point where her life started ‘spiralling out of control’.
‘I starved myself for a week and I’m still getting called fat. I could be the skinniest girl in the world and this is never going to go away.’
She then took an overdose of pills and was saved by her boyfriend, who swiftly called an ambulance.
Elsewhere in the documentary, Jesy’s Little Mix pals opened up about their fury towards online bullies for turning their pal into a ‘broken doll’.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall discussed how their bandmate ‘changed before their eyes’, in her documentary, Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out.
Jade said: ‘We just had to watch this amazing, funny girl become a bit like a broken doll. It was horrible.
‘I remember feeling really angry. I wanted to just find every single person that had ever said anything horrible to her, look them in the eye and say, “Look what you’ve done to this girl.”‘
Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out is available on iPlayer from September 12 and on BBC One the same night at 9pm.
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