‘I’m not a sex addict’ – Mel B sets record straight about rehab rumours

2018-08-31 11:32
Mel B. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Spice Girls singer, Mel B recently announced that she was going to check herself in a rehab but it was not for sex or alcohol addiction.

The Sun had reported that Mel B was battling with sex and alcohol addiction. The 46-year-old has come out to clear rumours about her checking into rehab for sex or alcohol addiction, but the singer did admit that she is going to receive treatment for her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) next month.

“No, I’m not an alcoholic. No, I’m not a sex addict,” she said during her appearance on Wednesday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she spoke with guest host Lea Michele.

The America's Got Talent judge also mentioned that she was working a book which is set to be out in November. The book is titled Brutally Honest and the process of writing it has forced her to revisit her “emotionally abusive” relationship with her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte which triggered extensive emotional distress.

“You know, I was with the same person for 10 years and it was quite turmoil, very intense. That’s all I can say about it. I’d like to say a lot more, but let’s keep it PC. But yeah, I address a lot of those issues and I did kind of have to ease my pain,” she told the Glee star. 

The actress divorce was finalised in December 2017 according to TMZ. The outlet obtained court documents that state her ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte will receive $5,000 (R73 562, 50) a month in child support in addition to monthly $15,000(R219 572, 25) spousal support. Mel B will also pay $350,000 (R5 123 352, 50) for his attorney fees, reported PEOPLE.

“I’ve been in therapy since my father got diagnosed with cancer nine years ago, but then my therapy changed a little bit because I was in a very intense relationship,” the singer continued. 

Mel B and Stephen share a daughter, Madison Brown Belafonte, who is 6-years-old. Mel B is one of many celebrities who have checked themselves into rehab for mental health service.


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