The singer has been having some tough months after filing for divorce from her former husband, Stephen Belafonte. Now, reports are claiming that Mel B has decided to go to rehab for a number of different problems including PTSD as well as alcohol and sex addictions.
The star is set to check into a U.K. rehab center in September.
During an interview with The Sun published today, Mel got candid about her problems.
‘The past 6 months have been difficult for me. I have been working with a writer on my book, Brutally Honest, and it’s been really traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many issues in my life. I’m being honest about drinking to numb the pain, but that’s just a way a lot of people mask what’s really going on. Sometimes it’s too hard to cope with all the emotions that I feel. But the problem’s never been about sex or alcohol — it’s underneath all that,’ the America’s Got Talent judge told the outlet.
The songstress made it very clear that she is well aware her issues are very serious and that if she doesn’t get the proper help, might lead to very dangerous results
Mel explained to the magazine that ‘I am fully aware I’ve been at a crisis point. I have made the decision to go to a proper therapy programme in the next few weeks. I’m still struggling but if I can shine a light on the issue of pain, PTSD and the things men and women do to mask it, I will do it. I’m speaking about it because it is a huge issue for so many people.’
She also revealed that she has started a psychotherapy course, Eye Movement Desensitisation, and Reprocessing (EMDR).
While doing this for her own good, she is also doing it for the sake of her three children.
Sharing that she was diagnosed with PTSD not too long ago, Mel talked about the EMDR course, saying: ‘I don’t want to jinx it, but so far it’s really helping me. I’m not perfect, and I have never pretended to be. But I am working on being a better version of myself for my kids – whom I love more than life itself – and for all the people who have supported me.’