How Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards ‘nearly lost an eye’ while filming their latest single

Perrie Edwards has revealed her injuries caused by fellow bandmate Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix, In this image released on November 08, Perrie Edwards of Little Mix poses ahead of the MTV EMA's 2020 on November 01, 2020 in London, England.
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Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has revealed that being in a successful girl band is not always as glamorous as it looks after the singer detailed her injuries while filming the video for their latest single.

Little Mix vowed to continue as a three-piece after the departure of Jesy Nelson last year but the girl band almost lost another member while filming the video for their latest single Sweet Melody.

The band took to Instagram to release footage filmed during rehearsals for the video and while the girls look incredible in their combat gear - making us want to stop eating sweet treats - they revealed the pain Perrie went through to get the routine on point.

Jade commented on the video clip, to add some context for fans, she revealed: “It was after this Perrie told me to move out of the way a bit after nearly killing her with my braids for the 173627th time.”

But Perrie wanted to expand on Jade's account of events by writing a more revealing comment in the form of a letter. She penned, “Dear Jade’s braids. I nearly lost an eye. I got whiplash. And you went in my mouth a few times.” Ouch!

And fans picked up on seeing Jade try to control the whipping of her hair back and forth. "Jade holding the braids" followed with crying with laughter emojis," one wrote and another fan put, "The video is just tooo LIT🔥" (sic) While a third demanded to see more and added, "Omg everything. Full video needed."

The pain Perrie endured comes after she revealed she suffered a hilarious wardrobe malfunction during a blunder during filming for the same video.

In the video, Perrie, 27, wore a tasseled pair of trousers and a string bikini top, which showed off her toned abs.

But as she moved to the music with her dance partner, and as he pulled her up from the floor, she gave a shriek when her trousers began to fall down threatening to reveal her bottom.

Perrie captioned the video: "It wasn't all smooth takes on set. When ya [peach emoji] wants to make a cheeky appearance."

Any plans to release an outtakes video girls?...that would surely cheer fans up in lockdown!

Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.

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