Jesy Nelson opened up about her shocking suicide attempt. She revealed she took an overdose of tablets when she couldn't bear trolling. The 28-year-old singer was speaking in a BBC Three documentary.

"Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out" is a documentary which reveals her drug overdose. The 28-year-old singer who was part of a girl group alongside Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, said the negative comments about her body image made her so unhappy that she "just wanted to die."

"I wasn't just known as one of the singers in Little Mix, I was known as 'the fat, ugly one', she said. Nelson recalled how her excitement on her band being announced as The X Factor winner in 2011 was hampered by cyber trolls.

"I had about 101 Facebook messages in my inbox, and the first one that came up was from some random man, saying: 'You are the ugliest thing I've seen in my life, you do not deserve to be in this girl band. You deserve to die'," Nelson added, speaking to BBC.

In 2013, when the group was returning to the show as guest stars and Jesy had "lost quite a bit of weight", Jesy said her priority wasn't the performance of their new single. She added that she only cared about how people were seeing her and saying "Oh, she looks good'. I starved myself for a week."

A few weeks after her guest performance on The X Factor, the singer attempted suicide, as the negative comments on her body continued leading her into depression. She recalled how she thought the trolling would never stop even if she became the skinniest girl in the world.

The singer remembered taking an overdose of tablets and telling her ex-boyfriend 'I just want to die'. She went to the kitchen and took many tablets. Her ex was sleeping, and when he woke up, he wanted to know why she was crying.

The singer cried inconsolably and said that she wanted to die. After her suicide attempt, Nelson was taken to the hospital and released without any complications.

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Little Mix's Jesy Nelson recalls suicide attempt due to cyberbullying Getty

The "Woman Like Me" singer said she is a completely different person now, a lot happier and mentally stronger. She made this documentary to help raise awareness on how social media is affecting people.

"I really wanted to make this because, as much as it was a horrible experience for me, I want to make something good come out of it," Nelson said.

Jessy Nelson: Odd One Out will be available on BBC One from Thursday, September 12.