Mel B, British singer and television personality, will be checking into rehab to tackle sex and alcohol addiction.
The ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge revealed she will entering a UK-based therapy centre in the coming weeks after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder as she wants to be a “better version” of herself for her children.
The former Spice Girls star also admitted that she had been drinking heavily following a turbulent period in her life.
Mel B recently lost her father, Martin Brown, and was involved in a messy divorce battle with Stephen Belafonte, who she accused of being abusive.
“The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me,” she told Sun.
“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 from the death of my dad to my relationship with men.
“I’ve also been through more than a year of court battles which have left me financially battered and at the mercy of the legal system, which is completely weighted against emotionally abused women because it’s very hard to prove how someone took away all your self-respect and self-worth.
“I am being very honest in my book about drinking to numb my pain but that is just a way a lot of people mask what is really going on.
“Sometimes it is too hard to cope with all the emotions I feel. But the problem has never been about sex or alcohol — it is underneath all that…
“I am fully aware I am at a crisis point. No-one knows myself better than I do. But I am dealing with it. I love my three girls more than life itself.
“I have also made the decision to go into a proper therapy programme 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.”
“I am speaking about this because this is a huge issue for so many people. 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, for my family and for all the people who have supported me in my life.”
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