Mel B. Entering Rehab
The singer, whose real name is Melanie Brown, told the outlet that working on her upcoming book Brutally Honest has been “unbelievably traumatic," as it's brought up residual feelings surrounding her recent divorce from producer Stephen Belafonte and the death of her father, who passed away from cancer in 2017. Last year, Brown claimed in divorce court documents that Belafonte was physically and emotionally abusive. He has denied her allegations.
"The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me," she explained to The Sun in a story that also included claims from her former nanny about the singer overindulging in alcohol and sex, as well as overspending.
"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," Brown continued. "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."
The pop star also said she was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, and that she’s been in a course of therapy called EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.
She concluded that she will enter a treatment facility in the "next few weeks," but that it "has to be in the U.K." because she is "very, very British" and believes that will work best for her.