As long time fan of this spice girl and America’s Got Talent, AGT, I extent empathy to Melanie Brown, better known as Mel B, for her current situation of experiencing PTSD. I applaud her decision to seek professional help and hope she will come out on top with more resilience, after all, she is scary spice. We will miss you while you’re gone and await your fierce comeback.
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Reblog from ET by Scott Baumgartner:
Mel B revealed that she’s decided to check herself into a facility next month to help her cope with alcohol and sex addiction.
“I have made the decision to go into a proper therapy [program] 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,” she told The Sun in a statement on Sunday.
She also explained how she arrived at such a difficult decision following her divorce from Stephen Belafonte.
“The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me,” she told the publication. “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.
“Sometimes it is too hard to cope with all the emotions I feel,” she added. “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.”
She later shared why she is deciding to speak out.
“I am still struggling but if I can shine a light on the issue of pain, PTSD and the things men and women do to mask it, I will do,” she said. “I am speaking about this because this is a huge issue for so many people.”
These details arrived at almost the exact same time that Mel B shared a link to a website detailing an overview of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). “Knowledge is power,” she wrote alongside the link.