Mel B Injuries Not Expected To Impact Spice Girls Tour
Mel B is expected to make a full recovery from injuries she sustained this past weekend in time for the Spice Girls to kick off their reunion tour on May 24.
The pop star known as Scary Spice took a frightening fall down a narrow set of stairs at a friend’s house in London late Saturday.
Her mother Andrea Brown called it “a freak accident.” She reportedly told MailOnline: “She’s still in hospital … but she’ll be OK and will hopefully be up and about soon and hopefully home for Christmas.”
Mel B took to Instagram on Monday to tell fans she suffered two broken ribs and “a severed right hand” that required three hours of surgery to repair. She used the hashtag #accidentshappen.
“My right arm/hand is all stitched up and I’m trying to keep still to heal my broken ribs,” wrote Mel B, who also shared a boomerang clip of four of her fellow Spice Girls at her hospital bedside.
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Thankyou to all the wonderful nurses dr’s and my amazing surgeon for the care and expertise given to me here at the hospital I’ve been staying at,suffering 2 broken ribs a severed right hand needing emergancy 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 appolagise to each and everyone one of you who bought there tickets to meet me today😩I’m absolutely gutted but I can assure you it WILL happen at a later date,I promise,but for now My right arm/hand 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 #needtimetoheal #hospital
The 43-year-old singer took the tumble only hours after appearing at a taping of the special Christmas episode of Channel 4’s The Big Narstie Show on Saturday night.
According to reports by both TMZ and The Sun, drugs and alcohol were not factors in the accident. (Mel B undergoes regular drug and alcohol testing as part of a custody dispute.)
The pop star was forced to cancel her appearance at New York City’s Strand Book Store, where she was scheduled to sign copies of her new memoir Brutally Honest on Monday night.
The Spice Girls – without Victoria Beckham – are scheduled to do 13 concerts in the UK and Ireland between May 24 and June 15.