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Mel B ‘rushed to hospital after losing vision in her eye’

Mel B was rushed to hospital after losing vision in her right eye on Friday, just weeks before the Spice Girls reunion tour is due to kick off.

The singer, 43, allegedly arrived at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital and told medical staff that she was ‘totally blind’ and ‘couldn’t see anything’, reports The Sun. 

Mel is unable to see out of her left eye due to botched laser surgery, which took place 20 years ago and intended to correct her vision but went wrong.

Trauma: Mel B was rushed to hospital after losing vision in her right eye on Friday, just weeks before the Spice Girls reunion tour is due to kick off

A source told the website: ‘Mel was in a really bad way. The other girls and their managers were really worried.

‘Mel was frantic and screaming that she couldn’t see a thing. She went to the hospital in a chauffeur-driven car with an assistant, who was holding her hand.

‘No one knew what brought it on but she had very swift, and very good, treatment.’

Girl gang: Mel's medical emergency comes just weeks ahead of the Spice Girls tour

Girl gang: Mel’s medical emergency comes just weeks ahead of the Spice Girls tour

The insider suggested that it is currently unclear whether Mel’s alleged loss of vision was linked to her previous problems with bungled eye-surgery.

They added that after arriving at the hospital, Mel was later transferred to Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s ophthalmology department and left once she could see again.  

A spokeswoman for Mel told the publication: ‘The situation with Mel is under control. She is looking forward to the tour.’

Botched: Mel is unable to see out of her left eye due to botched laser surgery, which took place 20 years ago and intended to correct her vision but went wrong

Botched: Mel is unable to see out of her left eye due to botched laser surgery, which took place 20 years ago and intended to correct her vision but went wrong

This isn’t the first time the Spice Girls’ tour has potentially been thrown into jeopardy, as earlier this year the tour hung in the balance after Mel claimed she had sex with Geri Horner during the height of their fame in the nineties. 

The openly bisexual singer made the shock claim while filming for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories in March, cheekily telling the broadcaster Geri had ‘great boobs’ and adding: ‘It just happened and we just giggled at it and that was it.’

However, the saucy claims of their night of passion reportedly caused great upset, with sources suggesting Mel made a frantic call to Geri, who has denied that the fling ever took place.

Night of passion: Mel claimed that she has had sex with Geri Horner, 46, during the height of their Spice Girls fame in the nineties

Night of passion: Mel claimed that she has had sex with Geri Horner, 46, during the height of their Spice Girls fame in the nineties

Speaking of her time in the girlband – which were together from 1994 to 2000 and are now set for a reunion tour – Mel was clearly not in the mood to hold back as she detailed her relationship with Geri, claiming: ‘We were best friends. It just happened.

‘She (Geri) is going to hate me for this because she is all posh in her country house and her husband, but it’s a fact. It just happened and we just giggled at it and that was it. She had great boobs.’

When Morgan enquired how frequently they slept together, the 43-year-old, real name Melanie Brown, said ‘Oh stop it, you pervert’, before eventually claiming there was a solitary sexual encounter.

'It just happened': The openly bisexual singer made the shock claim while filming for Piers Morgan's Life Stories, cheekily telling the broadcaster she had 'great boobs' (Pictured 1997)

‘It just happened’: The openly bisexual singer made the shock claim while filming for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, cheekily telling the broadcaster she had ‘great boobs’ (Pictured 1997) 

Piers delightedly expressed: ‘This is a bombshell. A Spice Girls bombshell. You have never admitted this before have you? People are going to be fascinated!’

Mel responded: ‘Yeah and I have said it now. All done. She is going to kill me and so is her husband.

‘Hopefully when Geri gets asked that, which hopefully she will after this, she won’t deny it, because it was just a thing, a fun thing,’ she stated. 

Meanwhile, her bandmate Melanie Chisholm – Mel C – who was in the audience looked shell shocked by the claim, admitting: ‘This is all new to me.’

'Struggles to keep her mouth shut: Sources claimed Mel made a frantic call to Geri to apologise straight the interview (Geri pictured with husband Christian Horner)

‘Struggles to keep her mouth shut: Sources claimed Mel made a frantic call to Geri to apologise straight the interview (Geri pictured with husband Christian Horner)

'We just giggled and that was it': Speaking of her time in the girlband Mel was clearly not in the mood to hold back as she detailed her relationship with Geri

‘We just giggled and that was it’: Speaking of her time in the girlband Mel was clearly not in the mood to hold back as she detailed her relationship with Geri

But it appeared that Mel began thinking twice if the encounter was the correct thing to claim to an audience, as The Sun claim she made a panicked phone call to Geri to apologise. 

In light of the alleged call, sources told the publication at the time: ‘The girls all know Mel struggles to keep her mouth shut but Mel C who was in the audience was visibly horrified when it all came out.  

‘The tour is just two months’ away they don’t want anything jeopardising it, but there were real fears this would upset Geri’s husband and causes serious issues.

‘Since marrying Christian, Geri has worked hard to shake off her old playgirl image and sort of reinvent herself as this perfect Stepford Wife. Mel immediately rang Geri to try to repair the damage.’

Geri married Red Bull racing tycoon husband Christian Horner who she shares son Montague, two, with and also has daughter Bluebell, 12, with ex Sacha Gervasi.

Piers delightedly expressed: 'This is a bombshell. A Spice Girls bombshell. You have never admitted this before have you? People are going to be fascinated!'

Piers delightedly expressed: ‘This is a bombshell. A Spice Girls bombshell. You have never admitted this before have you? People are going to be fascinated!’

The Spice Girls sold 85 million records over their career, scoring nine No 1 singles including Wannabe and 2 Become 1, before splitting in 2000.

The Spice World – 2019 tour kicks off on May 24 in Dublin with dates in Cardiff, Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London.

Victoria will not be joining the girls on tour, with the star stating she has her hands full running her ‘fashion empire’.

Impressive: The Spice Girls sold 85 million records over their career, scoring nine No 1 singles including Wannabe and 2 Become 1, before splitting in 2000

Impressive: The Spice Girls sold 85 million records over their career, scoring nine No 1 singles including Wannabe and 2 Become 1, before splitting in 2000

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