Mel B said that she was entering rehab in the next few weeks for alcohol and sex addiction.
Mel B revealed on Sunday that they are entering rehab after her post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis that stems from her difficult divorce from producer Stephen Belafonte.
In an interview with The Sun, the Spice Girl and “America’s Got Talent’, the judge said that she will look to a clinic in the United Kingdom in the next few weeks for her alcohol and sex addiction.
“In the past six months have been incredibly difficult for me,” said Mel B, whose full name is Melanie Brown. “I have worked with a writer of my book, ‘Brutally Honest,’ and it is incredibly traumatic reliving of an emotional abuse in the relationship and the confront of so many huge issues in my life.”
“I’m very honest about drinking to numb my pain, but that is just a way to get a lot of people to mask what is really going on,” she continued. “Sometimes it is too difficult to deal with all the emotions that I feel. But the problem is never about sex or alcohol — it is under all of that.”
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Mel B said she was “fully aware” that they are at a “critical point” and is dealing with the situation. She said that she’s choosing to go to a branch in the united kingdom because they are “very British.”
Mel B said she hopes to shine more light on PTSD. On Sunday, the singer also 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,” Mel B 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.”
Mel B filed for divorce from Belafonte in March 2017, after almost 10 years of marriage.
At the time, she stated in court documents that Belafonte had physically and verbally abusive when they were together, People reported. The singer also filed a temporary restraining order after the claims were made. The former couple settled the domestic violence part of their divorce out of court.
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