Little Mix cancel Vienna LM5 concert after production truck accident

Little Mix have shared their heartbreak at having to cancel a gig just a few days after starting their LM5 world tour. The girl group were forced to cancel a show in Vienna at the last minute today due to a production truck accident. Taking to social media, the group, made up of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, shared their sadness at having to call off the concert.

“Vienna, we are so sad to say that tonight’s show has had to be cancelled,” they wrote on their official Twitter page this afternoon. “Unfortunately one of our production trucks was in an accident earlier today which means we haven’t been able to set up our staging and lights.” Their statement continued: “Thankfully no one was hurt but it means we aren’t able to put on the show for you.

“‘We are absolutely broken hearted as we were so excited to see you all. All tickets will be refunded, please contact your point of sale. The girls. x.”

The are next scheduled to perform two nights at the Porche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, before making their way to the Netherlands, Belgium and France, and also returning to the UK.  The tour will conclude in Australia and New Zealand in December.

Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson of Little Mix on stage at the Brit Awards 2019. (PA)

The cancellation comes days after Nelson’s emotional documentary Odd One Out aired on BBC where she recalled experiencing cruel internet trolls. Speaking to Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast last week ahead of the show airing, the Shout Out To My Ex singer admitted that she never “had a problem with myself before social media.”

Speaking of her ordeal, Nelson bravely explained: “When we got into Little Mix, that was when Twitter and all that was getting quite big. And we got given these mobile phones and they were like ‘you’ve got to have Twitter, because people need to get to know Little Mix and you girls individually.’

Jesy Nelson’s documentary aired on BBC(BBC Three)

“I just remember we did the first live show and I remember being in the house at the time and everyone was gathering around watching their performances back online, and someone was like ‘oh look, you can read what people are saying about your performance.’ “When we went back onto the comments, every single comment was about the way I looked.

Nothing was about us as a group or our singing. It was literally like ‘Jesy is repulsive’, ‘Jesy looks deformed, she looks absolutely disgusting, I don’t want to look at that girl anymore.'” Nelson further detailed how low the trolling made her feel, admitting: “I just remember at that time feeling like I don’t know what I’ve done wrong, because I’d never had a problem with the way I looked before social media. 

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 “Everything changed – my confidence, me as a person, I didn’t want to go out.

I missed work, missed shows. 

“When I was on social media and I saw it from grown women and grown men, women with children, mums and dads, I was just like ‘woah’ and it really affected me mentally because I thought ‘oh god, if they’re saying it, it must be true’.”

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