Leigh-Anne Pinnock claims she ''nearly died'' after she was hit by a prop at a show in the US last month.

The Little Mix star and her band were supporting Fifth Harmony on tour when a piece of scenery came loose and smacked the brunette beauty on the head, consequently leading to her falling to the floor.

Bandmate Perrie Edwards kicked off the story, saying: ''Leigh-Ann is the most dramatic person you will ever meet, but this time bless her because honestly my heart went out to her.

''Fifth Harmony have these things [props], and obviously no one knew they were going to be wobbling like the way they were. And then we were just doing our own thing and then the next thing you know this thing just comes down and cracks Leigh-Anne on the head.''

Leigh-Anne added: ''And then I fell to the floor and the mic went into my nose. I got a nice big lip, but I didn't put any ice on it because I wanted it to stay plump. It's a miracle really.''

Meanwhile, the 'Change Your Life' hitmakers - also consisting of Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirwall - are on a mission to crack the US, but admit they were surprised by the reaction they've received.

Jesy explained to MTV News: ''It's better than we could have imagined. We never knew what to expect when we came here, and the audience has been absolutely incredible.

''They know all the words to the songs and we still get shocked when we put the mic up and we sing 'Wings' and they all sing back.''