Jesy Nelson reveals why she won't be joining the Little Mix tour

Jesy Nelson has been forced to pull out of the Little Mix tour at short notice, leaving her bandmates to travel to Japan without her. The 24-year-old said she was "gutted" to be missing the promotional tour after falling ill with an ear infection.

Sharing the news on Twitter, Jesy wrote: "Hey guys unfortunately I have a bloody horrid ear infection that is not allowing me to fly and see you beautiful Japanese mixers xjesyx."


Jesy Nelson has had to pull out of the Little Mix tour

She added: "I am so gutted that I'm not gonna be able to come over and see you guys again I love you all very much & I can't wait to see you again soon."

Meanwhile Jesy's bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock were forced to travel without her, and shared a photo of themselves on the flight.

"Gutted our beautiful Jesminda won't be in Japan with us BUT we wouldn't miss this trip for the world! So excited! x," the group tweeted.

Jesy's bandmates have travelled to Japan without her

They have since touched down in Tokyo to kick start the promotional tour for their third album Get Weird, with Perrie tweeting to say it was a "magical place" during a day of sightseeing on Wednesday.

"JAPAN! It is so good to be back! Spending today exploring Tokyo, I never tire of this magical place," Perrie wrote.

Hopefully Jesy won't be too disheartened to be missing out, and will have the support of fiancé Jake Roche while she recovers at home. The couple got engaged on stage in Manchester Arena in July – one year after they met - with a little help from his friend Ed Sheeran, and have since begun planning their big day.

"Jesy has been emailing with dress ideas, ranging from fishtails to princess skirts," Jake's mum Coleen Nolan revealed in her column for The Mirror. "They definitely want the whole hog, a white wedding with all the trimmings."

The proud mum added that she doesn't think it will be too long until they tie the knot, explaining: "Although they're young, I don't think they'll hang about."