Mel B rushed to hospital after going ‘totally blind’ before Spice Girls tour rehearsals

Mel B rushed to hospital after going ‘totally blind’ before Spice Girls tour rehearsals

It has been revealed that last week Mel B was rushed to hospital after temporarily losing her vision in the run up to the Spice Girls tour rehearsals.

The 43-year-old was due to start rehearsals on Friday with her bandmates, but was taken to London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital wearing an eye-patch after losing the vision in her right eye.

As reported by The Sun, the popstar said she had gone ‘totally blind’. A source told the British tabloid: "She was clearly in a lot of pain.

"Mel was in a really bad way. The other girls and their managers were really worried."

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Mel B is seen on December 07, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG022/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Credit: Getty Images

The source also claimed that Mel B was "frantic and screaming" - while an assistant held her hand for support.

The insider also said: "No one knew what brought it on but she had very swift, and very good, treatment.

"It is unclear if the loss of vision is linked to her previous problems, although it does seem likely."

This is not the first time Mel's health has been a cause for concern. In 2014, Mel revealed her plans to undergo surgery to correct her poor eyesight following a botched laser eye surgery. Speaking about the planned operation, she told Hello! magazine: "I can’t see at all out of my left eye. The lasering went wrong so this [operation] will be totally life-changing."

A spokesman for the Spice Girls also released this statement: "The situation with Mel is is under control. She is looking forward to the tour."

Thankfully it seems like Mel is going to be fine, and all Spice Girls fans can breathe a massive sigh of relief!