Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown has revealed plans to enter rehab following an “incredibly difficult six months”, following her divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte.
Mel B told The Sun that she is seeking help for issues with alcohol and sex as well as post-traumatic stress disorder from the split.
“The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me,” revealed the Americas Got Talent star who is releasing a book called Brutally Honest and says working on the book been “unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life.”
The star goes on to detail how she dealt with the pain, and hopes by speaking out she can help others in a similar situation.
“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. But the problem has never been about sex or alcohol — it is underneath all that.”
The star says she will enter a facility in the UK in the next few weeks.
“I am speaking about this because this is a huge issue for so many people.”
The 43-year-old says she is determined to get better for the sake of her children, Phoenix, 19, Angel, 11, and Madison, six.
If you or someone you know needs help, contact Lifeline for 24/7 support on 13 11 14 or visit the website at lifeline.org.au. If it’s an emergency, call 000.
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