English singer and television personality, Melanie Brown, popularly known as Mel B, has said she is entering rehab for alcohol and sex addiction.
The Guardian UK reports on Sunday that the one-time Spice Girl said the decision came in the wake of an “incredibly difficult” six months in which she worked on an autobiography.
“It has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life,” Mel B said.
The singer said she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, and shared a link on Twitter to a US government site explaining the condition.
She said that the course of treatment she was receiving was “really helping me. I am fully aware I am at a crisis point.” She said she had been using alcohol to “numb my pain.”
Mel B was married to film producer Stephan Belafonte from 2007 to 2017, they separated in 2016.
Following their split, Mel B took out a temporary restraining order against him, and accused him of physical, verbal and psychological abuse.
A 2017 domestic violence trial was settled out of court; Mel B has said that as well as the emotional difficulties of the split, she was “financially battered” by it.
The pair had one child – Mel B’s third overall.
She said she was entering rehab to become “a better version of myself for my kids, for my family and for all the people who have supported me in my life.”