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Jade Thirlwall skip Little Mix performance after family bereavement

The girls performed as a trio (Picture: Backgrid)

Little Mix took the stage in Manchester on Sunday but fans were left concerned as Jade Thirlwall was missing from the performance.

Jade, 25, was missing from the performance that took part in the Manchester Arena for the Hits Radio Live concert featuring a star-studded line up including Cheryl and Ellie Goulding. understands that Jade was with family as they sadly suffered a bereavement.

"We have not got our little Jade with us tonight," the girls told the crowd before asking them to "give it up" for the singer, leading the crowd in a big cheer. has contacted reps for Jade for comment.

Her decision to take her to the stage comes weeks after she broke down during a live performance of romantic hymn Only You at an intimate concert for fans.

The girls performed at the Manchester Arena for the Hits Radio Live concert (Picture: Backgrid)

The singer was choked during her solo before the crowd jumped in to sing the emotional lyrics back to her.

Bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock tried to comfort the singer as soon as the song finished at the East London concert, and she managed to put her smile back on her face.

'Let's give up for Jade,' said the girls (Picture: Backgrid)

The petite songstress then asked for a hot lemon water and some 'tissues for her issues'.

Little Mix have recently found themselves caught in a bizarre feud with Piers Morgan after claiming they were using sex to sell their new album, LM5.

Jade was not on stage (Picture: Backgrid)

Piers hit out at their latest artwork for Strip, which saw them completely naked and covered in slurs.

He previously accused the singers of "Using Their Sexual Image to Sell Albums" and claimed they had taken the idea for the shoot from The Dixie Chicks.

But in response, Jesy branded him a 'twat' – and then he hit back and branded her 'grim and cheap' over her latest Instagram post.

Jade has not yet waded into the argument, although she recently admitted that she was pregnant with her first child left her 'upset'.

Jade said: 'We were going into the studio one day and we looked a bit rough. Jade was inspired by rumors.

'And lo and behold, there was an online article the next morning, with comments like,' Is Jade pregnant? Look how fat she is, "and," Do not they look ugly? "We got really upset. But then we thought, you know what? Fuck it.

'Let's do a song about it.'

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