X Factor winners Rak-Su have revealed that bandmate Mustafa Rahimtulla will probably be stepping away from the group to focus on his psychological well being.
Taking to their Instagram web page, bandmates Myles Stephenson, Ashley Fongho and Jamaal Shurland shared with their followers why Mustafa has been absent from their movies over the previous couple of months.
They went on to clarify that Mustafa will at all times be a part of the group, however going ahead, he gained’t be round for some time.
‘Yo guys what’s happening?’ Jamaal started within the clip.
‘Sadly, this video we’re about to share with you proper now isn’t going to be the comfortable and bubbly kind you normally get.
‘However, we really feel prefer it’s a difficulty we must always most likely speak about as a result of quite a lot of you’ve been asking and clearly, even on this video proper now, Mustafa’s not right here.’
Mustafa image on the far left will probably be taking a break from the band (Image: Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX)
‘He’s not been round for the previous couple of months and going ahead he’s not going to be right here both,’ he added.
Jamaal concluded the video by explaining to their followers that Mustafa has been ‘fighting psychological well being points’ and that the door will at all times be open for him to return again.
‘It’s his story to inform so there’s a restrict to how far we’re going to go,’ the rapper continued.
Mustafa is taking a break from the band (Image: David Fisher/REX)
‘However principally, he’s been fighting some psychological well being points and he doesn’t really feel like he’s in the appropriate mind set to participate in the whole lot we’re making an attempt to do proper now.
‘Clearly, he’s our brother and has been for a really very long time, so the doorways are at all times going to stay open, and as soon as he looks like he’s succesful once more to step again into the world we presently exist in, then he will probably be again.’
Ashley went on to emphasize how vital psychological well being is and for folks to talk up and never endure in silence.
Rak-Su gained The X Think about 2017 (Image: Joe Maher/Getty Pictures)
‘Ash right here, tried to maintain that video brief and candy as a result of we didn’t wish to use what he was going by as a bit of PR,’ he penned.
‘Everyone knows that psychological well being is vital because it’s a battle lots of people should struggle in silence.
‘Happily Mustafa stopped being silent about his and collectively we might speak about issues and help him.’
‘It’s not simple and the whole lot feels bizarre with him being absent, for years it’s at all times been the 4 of us on stage,’ he added.
‘I don’t wish to get to a time the place that’s not true anymore so hopefully his journey to Egypt might help him heal and get again to the place he must be.
‘Mus we love you, obvs we spoke yesterday however from Jam, Myles and I and everybody else relaxation up and are available again lively.’
Rak-Su have been pals since they have been 11-years-old and so they have been recording music at their homes ever since they have been youngsters.
The four-piece group initially rose to fame on the ITV expertise present in 2017, the place they impressed the judges with their distinctive authentic songs.
They have been up in opposition to Grace Davies within the ultimate, however in the long run, they have been topped the winners.