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A founding member of the Spice Girls pop music super group has decided to tackle her personal demons instead of linking back up with her fellow songbirds to record a reunion album.
According to The Sun, a News UK publication, Mel B (pictured), 43, plans to check herself into a UK-based rehabilitation facility to treat what she says is “$ex addiction” and “alcoholism.” The star judge on America’s Got Talent has also stated that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The Sun reported that Mel B (born Melanie Brown) will begin her rehab stint next month. In an exclusive interview with the British tabloid paper, the former Virgin Records artist opened up about a whole host of adverse personal issues. She also gave some insight into one of her career future plans.
“The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me. 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 B told The Sun.
“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,” she continued.
Mel B was most recently married to film producer Stephen Belafonte and their divorce from each other was quite bitter. She also has a so-called friend named Rusty Updegraff going to media outlets dishing his own dossier of dirt on the best-selling pop singer.
Updegraff, an established restaurateur, claims Mel B went on a frenzied $ex romp in which she had intercourse with three different men in the same day.
“Mel has got crazier over the years and I’ve had enough. I cannot deal with it any more. I know people will say it’s none of my business – but she won’t listen to anyone. I hope this is a wake-up call for her,” Updegraff said in his own interview with The Sun.
To heal, the “Scary Spice” sensation recently started a psychotherapy course called Eye Movement Sensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This mental health treatment method is designed to desensitize patients to painful memories and certain triggers by gauging their optical activity.