Mel B Has Checked In To Rehab
The singer has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
America’s Got Talent judge Mel B has checked herself into rehab following an “incredibly difficult” six months.
The former Spice Girl has told the Sun on Sunday that the process of working on her new book, Brutally Honest, has been “unbelievably traumatic”.
Mel B’s father Martin Brown passed away in May this year and the singer finalised her divorce with Stephen Belafonte earlier this month.
The singer added that co-writing the book meant “reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life.”
She says that court battles have left her “financially battered”, adding that the legal system is “completely weighted against emotionally abused women.”
Mel B goes on to say she has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and is currently receiving treatment to deal with “some of the very painful and traumatic situations I have been through.”
“I am being very honest about drinking to numb my pain but that is just a way a lot of people mask what is really going on.”
Mel B says she is taking the time to prioritise her health, adding that she has reached a “crisis point”.
“Sometimes it is too hard to cope with all the emotions I feel. But the problem has never been about sex or alcohol -- it is underneath all that. I am fully aware I have been at a crisis point. No one knows myself better than I do, but I am dealing with it."
Earlier today, Mel B uploaded a throwback video of her family in matching outfits, on holidays in Palm Springs, California.
She also tweeted a link to a PTSD fact sheet, writing, "Knowledge is power".
Mel B says she hopes that by openly talking about the issues she’s working through, she might be able to help others in the same situation.
“I am speaking about this because this is a huge issue for so many people. I’m not perfect, and I have never pretended to be."
"But I am working on being a better version of myself for my kids, for my family and for all the people who have supported me in my life,” she added.
We wish Mel B all the best.