Mel B is opening up about her upcoming rehab treatment.
The former Spice Girl appears on Wednesday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she candidly clarifies why she’s planning to check herself into a facility next month.
Though many outlets reported this week that she was getting help for alcohol and sex addiction, Mel B says it’s actually for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“Well, it kind of got a little bit skewed with. Let’s put it that way,” Mel B tells guest host Lea Michele in a sneak peek clip from the episode. “I’ve been in therapy since my father got diagnosed with cancer nine years ago. My therapy changed a little bit because I was in a very intense relationship, which you can all read about in my book [Brutally Honest].”
“I do address a lot of those issues. But you know, no, I’m not an alcoholic. No, I’m not a sex addict,” she continues. “I was with the same person [ex-husband Stephen Belafonte] for 10 years and that was quite a turmoil, very intense. That’s all I can say about it. I’d like to say a lot more, but let’s just keep it PC. But yeah, I address a lot of those issues and I did kind of have to ease my pain. And I do suffer a lot from PTSD.”
Mel B’s best friend, Gary Madatyan, echoed those statements while chatting with ET on Tuesday.
“She’s not sex addicted at all,” he claimed. “She’s working on herself. She’s currently and has been seeking therapy for PTSD for roughly four to five weeks. She’s on top of it. She sees a therapist in Los Angeles.”