LITTLE MIX turned a trio yesterday when Jesy Nelson introduced that she can be leaving the band after 9 years.
The 29-year-old hit-maker revealed the information with a “heavy coronary heart” on Instagram, revealing that being within the “band has actually taken a toll on my psychological well being.”
Jesy Nelson revealed that being in a woman band had taken its toll on her psychological well being as she made her choice to depart Little CombineCredit score: Doug Peters/EMPICS
And it appears that evidently Jesy isn’t the one one to endure by the hands of lady band fame, with loads of different stars opening up about their very own psychological well being battles.
From Frankie Bridge’s secret breakdown to Geri Halliwell’s consuming dysfunction, we reveal how stardom took its toll.
A part of the unique girlband, Geri Horner (née Halliwell) was handed fame on a platter when Spice Ladies was former again in 1994.
However behind the on-stage smile, Geri was battling a secret eating disorder that plagued her for years.
Geri Horner battled with bulimia for years Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
In an interview with You journal, she mentioned: “All through my 20s, I had bulimia. Even after I’d recovered from it, I had a distant relationship with meals.”
Her obsession with weight and weight-reduction plan happened throughout her time with the Spice Ladies and at her skinniest she weighed round seven and a half stone.
Geri is now a wholesome weightCredit score: Rex Options
However Geri is now a wholesome dimension 8 and focuses on sustaining steadiness.
She beforehand mentioned: “I very hardly ever weigh myself, I attempt to not go down that highway of excessiveness, and I see train now as extra of an escape, a leisure.”
However Geri wasn’t the one Spice Woman to fall sufferer to an consuming dysfunction, with Mel C also speaking up about her own battles.
The 46-year-old mentioned she thought she needed to be “good” with the intention to be a pop star, which led to her struggling together with her psychological well being.
Mel C additionally admitted to scuffling with an consuming dysfunction whereas being within the bandCredit score: Reuters
Sporty Spice says she’ll by no means understand how she obtained by means of itCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation/PA Pictures
She advised The Telegraph: “I believed I needed to be a sure strategy to be deserving of every part that was taking place to me… to be a popstar I needed to be good, and that was my method of making an attempt to attain perfection.
“I might by no means starved myself, however I wasn’t consuming correctly and I used to be exercising obsessively and all of my time with the Spice Ladies I believe I used to be in all probability dwelling on adrenaline.
“God solely is aware of how I obtained by means of it and I believe my physique simply obtained to the purpose the place it was like – sufficient.”
Cheryl’s stint in Ladies Aloud made her a family title, however the anxiousness that got here with fameleft her “dying inside.”
Throughout an interview with Radio 1 final 12 months, she defined: “I’d stroll out to a wall of paparazzi and placed on a smile however inside I used to be dying.”
Cheryl says she battled with anxiousness on the top of her fameCredit score: Rex Options
The mum says she is engaged on being kinder to herself Credit score: Rex Options
She later revealed that she had discovered to be kinder to herself.
“At one stage in my life, if I spoke to a different human being the way in which I spoke to myself, it might be horrible” she mentioned.
“However I’ve stopped all that. I don’t do any of it anymore. I’d undoubtedly return to remedy if I felt I wanted to. I simply don’t beat myself up anymore.”
The Saturdays star has beforehand advised of her “guilt” over having melancholy on the top of her fame – revealing her bandmates struggled to “perceive” what she was going by means of.
Talking out, Frankie defined she all the time struggled together with her psychological well being, but it surely was when she was nonetheless depressing regardless of discovering success as an artist that made her realise one thing was significantly mistaken.
Frankie Bridge suffered a secret breakdown and was admitted to a psychiatric hospitalCredit score: Getty – Contributor
The mum-of-two mentioned of her fame: “It was what I had all the time needed and I believe that is what made it worse.
“I felt so responsible that I nonetheless did not really feel completely satisfied in a state of affairs the place I knew I needs to be, and I believe that is what turned the entire thing on its head as a result of I believed one thing’s not proper right here. I stored every part such a secret, and as soon as I might been to hospital I did not really feel it was a lie anymore.”
In her memoir Open: Why Asking For Assist Can Save Your Life, Frankie revealed that she suffered a secret breakdown in a psychiatric hospital.
Frankie is encouraging others to open up about their very own psychological well beingCredit score: Rex Options
Frankie was admitted to Nightingale Hospital in London, the place “docs put me on new treatment — venlafaxine, clonazepam and diphenhydramine sleeping tablets in such excessive doses my first few days in hospital are a blur”.
She is now an advocate for psychological well being and encourages others to talk out about their very own psychological well being.
The previous Atomic Kitten has spokenly candidly about her battles with drugs, revealing that she turned an addict at simply 14 years outdated after her alcoholic mum gave her medicine – telling her they had been “sherbet dip”.
Kerry Katona famously battled with a cocaine dependancy, seen right here throughout her worrying look on This Morning in 2008
She beforehand advised The Solar that for years she used cocaine as a crutch to assist her with psychological well being points and private issues, however that it solely made issues ten occasions worse.
“I name it devils dandruff as a result of it is poisonous, it’s manipulating, it offers a false sense of safety, it’s not likely there for you, it is ruining you,” she mentioned.
“It is an escapism. Taking coke is healthier than dealing with the scariest factor happening in your life. You’re consistently chasing that buzz and you don’t need the come down. The downers are terrible.”
Kerry has been clear for 11 yearsCredit score: Rex Options
Kerry continued to take cocaine throughout her days in Atomic Kitten – utilizing it to assist with a fame she says was overwhelming.
“Once I was in Atomic Kitten all of us obtained supplied medicine all the time,” she mentioned. “Once you’re new within the circle, you suppose ‘oh properly I need to be like these different celebs who’re getting off their head’.”
Kerry has now been clear of the drug for 11 years, and now speaks out towards drug dependancy.
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