It’s been a helluva year for Mel B and within the last few months, things finally came to a head. “The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me.”
The former Spice Girl singers opened up to The Sun and revealed that she plans to enter a rehab center to deal with her sex and alcohol addictions. “I have made the decision to go into a proper therapy programme in the next few weeks, but it has to be in the UK because I am very, very British and I know that will work best for me,” Mel shared. “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.”
In speaking about her addictions, Mel stated that the root of the problem actually has nothing to do with alcohol or sex, but more so the tumultuous divorce she went through with her ex, Stephen Belafonte. “I’ve been working with a writer on my book, Brutally Honest, and it has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life,” Mel stated. The “America’s Got Talent” judge went on to say, “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.” A friend of the “Wannabe” singer, Rusty Updegraff, also shared with The Sun that he knows “Mel slept with three men in one day and has bedded a string of hunks including ex-teen popstar, Aaron Carter.”
The beautiful Brit shared that her struggle has actually been diagnosed as PTSD and she also ventured into new territory to find healing — “a pioneering psychotherapy course called EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.” “I have recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. I don’t want to jinx it, but so far it’s really helping me … I am working on being a better version of myself for my kids – whom I love more than life itself – and for all the people who have supported me.”
Mel, 43, is the mother of 3 daughters, Phoenix (19), Angel (11) and Madison (6).
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