The preparation for the Spice Girls reunion tour next year probably didn’t include one of the main protagonists requiring emergency surgery and a spell in hospital but that is the current stage of their return.
Scary Spice Melanie Brown has shocked fans of the girl group by sharing news that she has been hospitalised with broken ribs and required emergency care for a severed right hand.
Despite the startling nature of her injuries, the 43-year-old former X Factor judge seemed in high spirits, while lying in her New York hospital bed.
With the rest of the Spice Girls at her bedside, Mel B is seen dancing from her incapacitated position as Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Melalnie Chisholm are seen mocking shock at her injuries.
Spice Girls rally around Mel B after she was hospitalised with a severed hand
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The reason why Mel has two broken ribs and hand injuries are still a mystery, though there is a lot of speculation among the Spice Girl’s fans that she may have fallen down some stairs.
Mel B had previously shared the news of her accident with her 1.4 million Instagram followers, alongside a picture of her in a giant purple foam arm protector.
Mel B has a purple foam arm protector after emergency surgery
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Informing fans of her hospitalisation, she posted on social media: "Suffering two broken ribs, a severed right hand needing emergency care, to having had to have over a 3 hr surgery to repair the damage hence the purple sling.
"I’ve had to unfortunately cancel my book signing today in NY, I apologise to each and everyone of you who bought their tickets to meet me today. I’m absolutely gutted but I can assure you it WILL happen at a later date. I promise.
"For now my right hand/arm is all stitched up and I’m trying to keep still to heal my broken ribs, ohhh the pain, but I’m in super safe hands with the care of everyone here at the hospital!!!!! thank you all for understanding, I love you all #accidentshappen #hospital #needtimetoheal."
Mel B is joined by Melanie Chisholm at the launch of Scary Spice’s autobiography
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In the explosive autobiography, Mel claimed the split from her ex-husband, father of her 11-year-old daughter Angel, left her with less than £800 in the bank.
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She said her £80 million fortune was controlled by Belafonte during their decade-long marriage.
Mel alleges her former husband seized control of her finances, and that he made her feel "ugly and worthless".
She said: "In the past 20-something years of my life, I have made more than £80 million.
"When I met my second husband, I had a house and a loft apartment in LA and a good career. When I left him I walked away with $936 (£729) in a bank."
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