Mel B reveals she had a ‘meltdown’ after fearing she’d gone blind

Mel B reveals she had a ‘meltdown’ after fearing she’d gone blind ahead of the Spice Girls kicking off their first reunion show in Dublin

Spice Girl Mel B has told how she had a ‘meltdown’ after ‘going’ blind ahead of the band’s first show in Dublin amid their much awaited comeback shows.

The singer, 43, was left panicked after being rushed to hospital on Friday, just days before the reunion tour was due to kick off.

Speaking ahead of the first performance, Mel revealed that she went into ‘complete panic’ amid fears she’d miss the show.

Revealing all: Spice Girl Mel B has told how she had a ‘meltdown’ after ‘going’ blind ahead of the band’s first show in Dublin amid their much awaited comeback shows

The star told The Sun: ‘I was thinking, ‘Oh my god, I’m going to go blind. What about the tour? What the hell am I going to do?’ I was having a meltdown.’

She then recalled the moment her eye went ‘blurry’ ahead of rehearsals for the show,  but she kept ‘blinking’ because she though it would just ‘go away’ as it initially ‘didn’t hurt’.

She continued: ‘Then pretty quickly it got worse and worse and then suddenly I just completely lost vision in that eye and my left also started to get blurry.

‘I went into a complete panic because I thought I was going to go blind. I was on my way to rehearsals and as soon as I got to Bedfordshire, where we were rehearsing, I saw our paramedic who told me he could see there was a problem.

Fears: The singer, 43, was left panicked after being rushed to hospital on Friday, just days before the reunion tour was due to kick off

The singer arrived at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital and told medical staff that she was ‘totally blind’ and ‘couldn’t see anything’ after losing vision in her right eye.

Mel is already unable to see out of her left eye due to botched laser surgery, which took place 20 years ago.

She also told how she had ‘scarring’ on that eye due to ‘lots of conjunctivitis issues’ as a child. 

Mel recalled how the paramedic initially believed her problem to be a condition called ‘iritis’, which is inflammation around the pupil, with the star getting her assistant and sister Danielle to ‘Google’ it.

Worried: Speaking ahead of the first performance, Mel revealed that she went into ‘complete panic’ amid fears she’d miss the show

After being diagnosed with the condition by an eye doctor, she was then transferred ’35 miles’ to have a second opinion at Luton and Dunstable ­Hospital. 

The Wannabe hitmaker added that she’d been given tablets and eye drops to take ’15 times a day’ and as soon as she was able to see, rushed back to rehearsals. 

But Mel revealed that disaster struck the very next day as she went ‘blind again’ while rehearsing.

She told how she caused ‘total panic’ after running off stage in tears and keeping ‘both my eyes shut’ until her vision returned 15 minutes later. 

Panic: ‘I was thinking, ‘Oh my god, I’m going to go blind. What about the tour? What the hell am I going to do?’ I was having a meltdown’

Recovery: Mel eventually regained her vision and joined the Spice Girls onstage in Dublin 

This wasn’t the first time the Spice Girls’ tour was thrown into jeopardy, as earlier this year the tour hung in the balance after Mel claimed she had sex with Geri Horner during the height of their fame in the nineties, reportedly leaving the pair on uncertain terms.

Meanwhile, viewers were left surprised by Mel B’s ‘down to earth’ and ‘honest’ answers on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories interview, which aired on Saturday night. 

The Mama singer detailed her experience in the Spice Girls, going under the knife and the romantic woes she has suffered during the interview with the Good Morning Britain host.

Interview: Mel B detailed her experience in the Spice Girls, going under the knife and the romantic woes she has suffered during an interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

Struggles: In the candid interview which was filmed earlier this year, Mel, 43, claimed she had slept with her band mate Geri Horner, 46, and opened up about her struggles with mental health and suicide

And the singer’s fans had nothing but praise for her on social media, as they admitted they had been ‘surprised’ by Mel’s ‘honest’ and ‘down to earth’ chat.

Viewers of the show took to Twitter to applaud Mel’s – real name Melanie Brown – strength as she discussed some of the most intimate details of her life.

One Twitter user wrote: ‘I salute you @OfficialMelB you have always been honest, and I always admire honesty. My fave #lifestories.’

A second commended how Mel was tackling the questions, writing: ‘I love how Mel B is handling @piersmorgan – he’s asking all the intrusive questions, she’s seemingly having none of it but can’t help but naturally candid. It’s a #Lifestories love match.’

Another claimed to have ‘fallen in love’ with Mel, adding: ‘Bravo @piersmorgan #lifestories Just fallen in love with Mel B… strong lady, stunning, a one off and deserves happiness.’

Another viewer wrote: ‘I’m actually surprised at how lovely Mel B is, she’s funny & seems very down to earth. #piersmorgan #lifestories.’ 

Reaction: Viewers of the show took to Twitter to applaud Mel’s – real name Melanie Brown – strength as she discussed some of the most intimate details of her life

 

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