There has been some difficult news this morning to report. After revealing such a devastating previous abusive relationship, a famous singer and television star has shared that she will be entering a rehabilitation center for several issues.
At this time we are asking our readers to pray for her recovery and that rehab will solve the obstacles she is currently going through.
“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,” the star told The Sun in a statement on Sunday, August 26.
Mel B, who is known for her epic 90s' days singing in the band, "Spice Girls," and for being a judge on "America's Got Talent," has decided to admit herself into a treatment facility following her abusive marriage to Stephen Belafonte.
“The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me,” she said. “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. filed for divorce in 2017. The divorce documents state that Belafonte was physically and emotionally abusive towards her.
“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.
“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."
The latest news arrives the same day she posted a website about PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder), and wrote: "Knowledge is power."
Mel B shared why she is speaking out about her experience. She wants to encourage others to seek help if it's an issue for them.
“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.”
Mel B has also started a 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," she said.
“I’m not perfect, and I have never pretended to be. But 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.”
Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she enters rehab and seeks treatment.