Spice Girl Mel B thanks doctors and nurses after being hospitalised with horrifying injuries

Get well soon Mel B!

Mel B

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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It's been quite the year for the Spice Girls and their fans, with the initial reunion at Geri Horner's house with their former manager, and then the announcement that Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton, would be going on tour next year.

However, now, Mel B has taken to Instagram to reveal that she has had an accident, resulting in a number of injuries. The Spice Girl posted a photo of herself, wearing a blue hoodie with the word love with a rainbow above it, showing off a bright purple sling revealing that the she has not one, but TWO broken ribs, and a severed right hand, which needed emergency surgery!

Although Mel gave a long account of her injuries in her Instagram caption, she hasn't revealed how she got the injuries. However, she did apologise to her fans who were hoping to see her at a book signing in New York, which has had to cancel saying, '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'. [sic]

Fans have been eager to leave get well messages for the Spice Girl saying, 'Praying for a quick recovery and hope you feel better soon.Ive been in your possession before with 3 snapped ribs and 2 cracked but yip hope you feel better really soon 😘😘😘😘', and 'Omg no no no 😱😱😱 jeeeeeez I hope you are okay 😩 get well soon ❤️🙏🏽💖 sending all my love! Xoxo'. [sic]

Mel B's injury comes just a few days after her band mate Geri Horner posted a stunning throwback photo from the Spice Girls' first photoshoot. Geri took to Instagram to post the photo captioning it, 'Come on girls let’s do a photo shoot’. This was our first ever photo shoot. I dragged the girls to this kookie photographer I knew ☺️'. The black and white photo shows all five of the girls all looking towards something off camera to their right.

Now take a look at the Spice Girls through the years:


Spice Girls through the years (slider)

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Spice Girls

The Spice Girls formed in 1994 after replying to an advert posted in a trade magazine looking for singers and dancers.

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In 1996, the Spice Girls released their debut single 'Wannabe' which reached Number 1 in the UK and was certified 2x Platinum in the UK.

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In November 1996, the debut album from the Spice Girls 'Spice' was released. It went to Number 1 around the world and was certified 10× Platinum in the UK.

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'2 become 1'

'2 Become 1' was the Spice Girls' first Christmas Number 1. Moving away from their upbeat pop, '2 Become 1' was a slow pop ballad, which sold over 1,200,000 copies, certifying it 2x Platinum in the UK.

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Geri Halliwell's iconic Union Jack dress

The Spice Girls gave an iconic performance at the BRIT Awards in 1997, singing 'Who Do You Think You Are' - also known as when Geri Halliwell wore THAT Union Jack dress which is influential to this day.

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'Spiceworld' (album)

'Spiceworld' was the Spice Girls' second studio album to be released in 1997. As before, it was incredibly popular and went to Number 1 around the world, selling over 1.5 million copies in the UK.

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Spice World (film)

In 1997, Spice World the film was released. The girls promoted their film at the annual Cannes film festival held in the South of France.The film starred all five members of the group along with Richard E. Grant, Claire Rushbrook, Naoko Mori, Meat Loaf, Barry Humphries, and Alan Cumming.

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'Too Much'

'Too Much' became the Spice Girls' second Christmas Number 1 in the UK. The girls' fifth single went Platinum, selling 682,000 copies and stayed at the top for two weeks.

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Geri left the Spice Girls

In May 1997, Geri left the Spice Girls. In a statement released through her solicitor, she said, "Sadly I would like to confirm that I have left the Spice Girls. This is because of differences between us. I'm sure the group will continue to be successful and I wish them all the best."

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'Goodbye' was the group's third consecutive Christmas Number 1, this time as a quartet. The girls became the first act to have three consecutive Christmas Number 1s since The Beatles in 1965.

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Spiceworld Tour

The Spice Girls took to the road on their 'Spiceworld' Tour. Starting in Ireland and the UK with Geri, in February 1998, they continued after she left at the end of May, to mainland Europe and the USA.

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Christmas in Spiceworld Tour

This eight-day tour saw the Spice Girls (without Geri) perform in Manchester and London in December 1999.

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'Forever' (album)

The Spice Girls' third and - as yet - final studio album 'Forever' was released in 2000 and spawned singles 'Goodbye' and the double A-side 'Holler'/'Let Love Lead the Way'.

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Spice Girls won multiple BRIT Awards

Over the years, the Spice Girls have won multiple BRIT Awards including Best British Single for 'Wannabe' and Best British Video for 'Say You'll Be There' in 1997. They also picked up, the Outstanding Contribution Award in 2000.

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The Return of the Spice Girls tour

In 2007, the Spice Girls reunited as a group of five, and went on their 'The Return of the Spice Girls' tour. They performed across the UK, mainland Europe and the USA.

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Spice Girls perform at the Olympics

The Spice Girls reunited once again in 2012 for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. Their spectacular performance saw them standing on top to black cabs whilst they were singing.

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GEM - mini reunion

In 2016, on the 20th anniversary of 'Wannabe', Emma, Mel B and Geri had a mini-reunion. They posted a video saying they would be back under a different name - GEM (named after their collective initials). Despite this video, nothing was released.

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Spice Girls reunite in 2018

Earlier this year (2018), Spice Girls fans all over the world went wild when it was confirmed that all five of the Spice Girls had met up at Geri's house, along with their former manager Simon Fuller.Since the initial meeting back in February there have been continued rumours that we could see a full reunion, new music or even a tour, however nothing has been confirmed.

Geri, Mel B, Emma and Melanie C announced they will be going on tour across the UK, announcing dates in Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London. Some dates are already sold out, however you can still buy tickets for other dates from Aloud.com

See the full list of dates that you can see Spice Girls in 2019:

MAY 2019

Manchester Etihad Stadium - Wed 29th

Manchester Etihad Stadium - Fri 31st

JUNE 2019

Manchester Etihad Stadium - Sat 1st

Coventry Ricoh Arena - Mon 3rd

Sunderland Stadium of Light - Thu 6th

Edinburgh BT Murrayfield Stadium - Sat 8th

Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium - Mon 10th

London Wembley Stadium - Thu 13th

London Wembley Stadium - Fri 14th

London Wembley Stadium - Sat 15th

Buy tickets to see Spice Girls from Aloud.com

Because of her business commitments Victoria won’t be joining the girls on tour, but will always be one of the Spice Girls and remains aligned with Emma, Mel B, Melanie C and Geri in preserving their unique legacy.

When the Spice Girls announced their tour they also revealed they would be joined by Jess Glynne, who recently revealed to us why she decided to tour with the popular girl group.

Jess told Sarah-Jane Crawford how she found out the exciting news saying, "I was on a video shoot for 'Thursday', they were like, 'Jess, do you want to do this gig?'"

WATCH: Jess Glynne opens up about her new music and what it was like being asked to support the Spice Girl

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