Little Mix: Jesy Nelson takes break for medical reasons


Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson is to take an “extended” break from the pop group for “private medical reasons”, their publicist has said.

It comes after Nelson recently missed the final of the girl group’s BBC One talent show, and their hosting of the MTV European Music Awards.

Little Mix’s latest album entered the UK chart at number two on Friday. All six of the studio albums they have released since forming on The X Factor in 2011 have gone into the top five, and they have had four UK number one singles.

In a statement, the group’s publicist said: “Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons. “We will not be issuing any further comment now and ask the media to please respect her privacy at this time.”

Nelson’s bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall were seen without her on the final of Little Mix: The Search on 7 November, and on the MTV EMAs the following night.

Last year, Nelson received widespread praise for discussing her mental health battle on the BBC Three documentary Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out. The documentary, which won a National Television Award, addressed body image and the impact of online bullying.

Today's Vocabulary

1. publicist (n)
someone who
arranges publicity for a person or organization by giving information to reporters and television and radio companies and arranging public meetings and special events

2. albums (n)
a collection of several pieces of music, made available as a single item on a CD, the internet, etc.

3. release (v)
allow something to be shown in public or to be available for use

4. break (n)
a time away from work or your regular activity, or a vacation

5. documentary (n) 
a movie or television or radio show that gives facts and information about a subject

6. address (v)
to give
attention to or deal with a matter or problem

7. impact (n)
powerful effect that something, especially something new, has on a situation or person

  1. Who from the Little Mix  will take a break?

  2. What has Jesy Nelson recently missed?

  3. How many UK number one singles has Little Mix had?

  4. What are the names of the other three members of Little Mix?

  5. What is the title of Nelson’s documentary ?
  1. Do you think your favorite music twenty years from now will be the same as it is today?

  2. Why do you think music is important and how does it affect different people?

  3. What makes a song popular for you, the lyrics of the song or the melody?

  4. Who is the most famous musician from your country?

  5. Do you prefer listening to songs in your own language or in another language? Why?