Mel B explains why she is seeking treatment

In a preview of Wednesday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Mel B clarifies earlier reports about why they are seeking treatment.


Mel B is to clarify previous reports about why they are seeking treatment.

In a preview of Wednesday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the “America’s Got Talent” judge explained to guest host Lea Michele that her recent statement about why they are entering a program for the treatment of “got a little bit skewed.”

“Let’s keep it that way,” Mel B, whose full name is Melanie Brown, told Michele, 31, of the first reports that she is seeking treatment for alcohol and sex addiction.

“Now, I’m already in therapy because my father was diagnosed with cancer nine years ago,” the former Spice Girl revealed, adding that her “therapy changed a bit, because I was in a very intense relationship, that you can read all about it in my book.”

“I have a lot of those problems,” she said of her “brutally Honest” memoir, which is set to be released in November.

“But no, I’m not an alcoholic; no, I’m not a sex addict.”

Brown went on to say that she “was with the same person for 10 years, and that was quite a chaos there, very intense.”

“That is all I can say,” she admitted. “I want to say a lot more, but on this show, let’s keep it PC. But, many of those problems, and I did kind of have to ease my pain. I suffered from a lot of PTSD.”

In an interview with The Sun in the weekend, Brown said that she would check into a good therapy program” in the U. K.

“I am fully aware I am already a crisis point,” she told the outlet. “No one knows me better than I do – but I’m dealing with it.”

The 43-year-old added that she hopes to shine more light on PTSD. On Sunday, the singer shared a link to a website with explanations about the condition, tweeting “Knowledge is power”.

“I have recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. I don’t want to jinx it, but so far it is really helping me,” Brown told The Sun.

“I’m not perfect, and I never did. But I am working on a better version of myself for my children – whom I love more than life itself – and for all the people who have supported me.”

Fox News’ Katherine Lamb contributed to this report.

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