Jade Thirlwall had to be comforted by her
The girlband had taken to the stage in Dalston,
However, fans were no doubt left concerned as Jade was forced to stop singing mid-track after being overcome with emotion and tearing up on stage.
Emotional: Jade Thirlwall had to be comforted by her Little Mix bandmates as she broke down while mid-performance during an intimate gig on Tuesday night
The beauty had been performing a stripped back version of Little Mix’s track Only You – originally released in collaboration with Cheat Codes.
It is a romantic track that appears to detail a break up, with its lyrics including the lines: Once upon a time we had it all; Somewhere down the line we went and lost it; One brick at a time we watched it fall; I’m broken here tonight and darling, no one else can fix me; Only you, only you.
Stumbling over her words, Jade couldn’t continue with the song as she broke into tears. The vocalist struggled to contain her emotions, as her bandmates on either side of her – Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – reached out towards her to show her their support.
Stumbling over her words, Jade couldn’t continue with the song as she broke into tears and Leigh-Anne Pinnock reached out to comfort her
Tearing up: The girlband had taken to the stage in Dalston, London with an exclusive showcase of their fifth studio album LM5 ahead of its release on 16 November
Tearing up: Fans were no doubt left concerned as Jade was forced to stop singing mid-track after being overcome with emotion and tearing up on stage
Emotionally charged: The track includes the lyrics; ‘Once upon a time we had it all; Somewhere down the line we went and lost it; One brick at a time we watched it fall’
Sweet display: In the moving moment, fans then finished Jade’s lines for her as they continued to sing the song aloud, with the girls encouraging the crowd to keep singing
In the moving moment, fans then finished Jade’s lines for her as they continued to sing the song aloud, with the girls encouraging the crowd to keep singing. Jade joked that they had even managed the track’s ad libs, before telling the crowd she needed ’tissues for her issues’.
Her emotional moment on stage came after Jade posted to her Instagram stories late the night before, claiming she was ‘digging a hole to hide from all my problems’.
The black and white video showed a dog scratching at a cushion.
It’s not yet known what was behind Jade’s emotional display. When contacted by MailOnline a representative for Jade declined to comment.
Cryptic: Her emotional moment on stage came after Jade posted to her Instagram stories late the night before, claiming she was ‘digging a hole to hide from all my problems’
Fans were quick to show their support for Jade, with many taking to Twitter to send words of support to the starlet. They began to speculate whether Jade’s tears could be over her long-distance relationship with The Struts star Jed Elliott.
The duo are often battling distance and go extended periods without seeing each other due to the nature of their work in the music industry, with Jed’s band being signed over in the US.
Suggesting that Jade is missing Jed, fans petitioned for the former X Factor winner to be reunited with her beau as soon as possible.
They penned: ‘Everything about this live session was amazing. I could listen to them sing all day. I love this group to bits. When Jade cried I cried. The support the girls have for each other and their fans is incredible.
‘Jade is the cutest baby girl god protect her.
‘Can we please get Jade to Jed!!
Romance woes? Fans began to speculate whether Jade’s tears could be over her long-distance relationship with The Struts star Jed Elliott, as she had been singing romantic track Only You
Support: Fans were quick to share their concern over Jade’s emotional display on Twitter
‘Nah I hate Simon’: One alluded to Little Mix’s recent split from Syco as they blamed Jade’s tears on music mogul Simon Cowell
‘I know it’s so difficult having a relationship in the type of industry you’re in but you and jed’s love is so strong nothing can break that between you, not even distance. i’m so sorry you’re hurting right now 🙁 love you so much.
‘Can we start a petition to get jade and jed to see eachother before christmas pls?
Jade and Jed marked their three-year anniversary in September, with Jade previously venting her frustration at the pair often being forced apart.
After two years of the pair being together, she claimed: ‘It’s sh*t – we never see each other. We’ve been together two years but it feels like we’ve only just started going out because we never see each other. It’s been a bit sh*t not seeing each other I must admit.’
Difficult: Jade and Jed are often battling distance and go extended periods without seeing each other due to their work in the music industry, with Jed’s band being signed over in the US
Milestone: Jade and Jed marked their three-year anniversary in September, with Jade previously venting her frustration at the pair often being forced apart
In July, Jade shared a cryptic Instagram post about ‘distance’, that read: ‘Distance is no demon, often I think it can be a blessing for those in love, a silent underappreciated blessing.
‘It will have no power over us. When you come stumbling to my door after months, with flowers and wine in hand, I will be ready. When I pick you up from the airport, the feeling will be unmatched, that feeling like birds bursting in song from beneath my lungs, that feeling unlike any other.
‘We have to stay strong and remember what is most important; I love you, and you, me. The air between us is nothing but a metaphor. Nothing, not one thing, can come between us.’
Meanwhile, Little Mix have endured a difficult few months that have seen them split from Simon Cowell’s record label Syco. The girls announced the shock move this month, with Simon later insisting her and Little Mix have ‘never fallen out’, but he made the decision to walk away from the girls’ management, Modest Management, and its artists.
Determined: In July, Jade shared a cryptic Instagram post about ‘distance’, championing her romance with Jed despite it being challenging at times
Frustrated: Venting about the couple’s long-distance love, Jade has previously said: ‘It’s sh*t – we never see each other’
He explained the management team and himself had been embroiled in an ’embarrassing row’ over a songwriting credit for Little Mix’s new single Woman Like Me that led to him re-evaluating working with the company.
Speaking to The Sun, Simon explained that he didn’t like how Syco was painted as a label trying ‘to rip artists off and make them unhappy’.
The X Factor judge revealed he was left annoyed as staff members who had worked hard within his label were being ‘misrepresented’, claiming: ‘Why do artists think they’re more important? They’re not. They’re the same.’
He added that his decision to walk away from Modest Management and its artists was not financially driven. He was left angered by them saying Syco had done a ‘terrible job’ and decided Syco could no longer work with the management as a result.
Split: Little Mix have split from Simon Cowell’s record label Syco in recent weeks
Ouch: Simon Cowell revealed he and Little Mix’s management team got into a ‘row’ over a songwriting credit for Woman Like Me – with Modest claiming Syco had done a ‘terrible job’ on the track
Had enough: In an interview with The Sun , Simon admits his decision wasn’t financially motivated, but an attempt to rid himself of any toxicity in his business
Simon stressed that he and the Little Mix girls have ‘never fallen out’ and he plans to meet with the girlband to discuss their split from Syco and clear the air.
Branding the girls ‘the hardest working bunch’ he has ever worked with, Simon said: ‘Everyone’s like, “There must have been something massive and that’s why it collapsed”… I can show you all the correspondence between me and the girls – there’s never been an instance when we’ve fallen out.’
The girl group, who won The X Factor in 2011, are claimed to have grown increasingly frustrated with the company over the last year, which resulted in arguments.
According to The Sun, Little Mix confronted Simon in an email, which reportedly caused a row between their management Modest and the music mogul. Little Mix is believed to stay within Sony, but will move to record label RCA instead of Syco.
A spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline: ‘Syco Music will no longer work with Modest Management and therefore any artists signed to that management company.
Drama: Simon branded the incident ’embarrassing’ and claimed Little Mix’s management ‘hadn’t wanted’ to record Woman Like Me – insisting ‘no one was happy’ with the hit
Strictly business: He added that his decision to walk away from Modest Management and its artists was not financially driven and he has ‘never fallen out’ with the Little Mix girls
‘We do, of course, wish all artists affected by this decision every future success. Consequently, LM5, the forthcoming Little Mix album A&R’d and released on Syco Music, is to be serviced by RCA at the request of Syco and Simon Cowell.’
The reports come after Jesy Nelson appeared to like a cryptic Instagram post lashing out at record label Syco.
She hit the heart button on a post by a fan account called @littleshadymix, who said: ‘They’re gonna leave Syco and then tell us what s*** Syco put them through.’
Little Mix’s fifth studio album LM5 is set for release on 16 November, with the girls enjoying success with the album’s first single Woman Like Me. They collaborate with rapper Nicki Minaj on the track and saw it peak to number two in the official UK music charts at the beginning of November.
LM5 will now be released under RCA Records, following Little Mix’s split from Syco.
Moving forward: LM5 will now be released under RCA Records, following their split from Syco