Mel B is “brutally honest” about the not so glamorous parts of her life.
Popular English TV personality and singer Melanie Brown has revealed some shocking details about her life in her memoir “brutally honest” including a suicide attempt in 2014 and how she finally got the courage to divorce her then husband.
In the book, she writes that in December 2014, during the live “X Factor” shows, she tried to take her own life by downing 200 painkillers. She blacked out and woke up covered in bruises. This echoed a previous attempt on her own life aged 14 when she was growing up in Leeds.
According to the Sun the book reads in part, “Here I am, 39 years of age, staring in a mirror in the en-suite bathroom of my rented house in Kensington, London, holding an open bottle of aspirin from the stash I’ve stockpiled over the years, putting one pill after another into my mouth. Behind the glitter of fame, I felt emotionally battered, estranged from my family. I felt ugly and detested by the very man who once promised to love and protect me, my husband and manager Stephen. A man who after ten years of marriage now had a library of sex tapes that could as we both well knew to ruin my career and destroy my family.”
Despite being seriously sick, Mel B got out of the hospital, wore her pain and scars proudly to the X Factor finals, and she was only too glad that she did not collapse during the show.
The Spice Girls member, 43, in the book also narrates that it took the death of her father in 2017 to finally divorce her husband Stephen Belafonte. The ‘Stop’ singer who also has Angel, 10, with former partner Eddie Murphy and seven-year-old Madison with Stephen missed her dad’s funeral in order to move forward with her plans of going back to Los Angeles, buying a house and hiring a divorce lawyer.
The memoir officially comes out on November 27th, 2018.