Mel B shares photo of the Spice Girls visiting her in hospital

She has broken two ribs and 'severed' her right hand

Spice Girls

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Yesterday (10th December) Spice Girl Melanie Brown revealed how she had sustained some nasty injuries including two broken ribs and a severed right hand, requiring emergency surgery. Now, the 'Viva Forever' singer has taken to social media again to reveal that her group mates, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm have come to pay her a visit in hospital.

Mel B took to Instagram to post a Boomerang of the three girls sitting around her hospital bed, captioning her post, 'When your besties show up to hospital with hugs laughter and ALOT of love,ahhhh I love my spice girls yipppeee #friendship #family #spicegirls'. [sic]

In the Boomerang, Mel B can be seen in good spirits, lying on her hospital bed with the cast on her right arm fully visible. This comes a day after Mel B took to Instagram to reveal the extent of her horrifying injuries with a photo of her right arm in a purple sling.

Telling her fans of her injuries, Mel B thanked the hospital staff after she had three hours of emergency surgery on her severed hand.

As a result of her hospital stay, Mel B has had to miss a book signing in New York as she told her fans, ''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]

Although Mel B herself hasn't told fans how she got these terrible injuries, Gary Madatyan, a close friend of the pop star told PEOPLE that it was due to a fall down a narrow staircase. "She was upstairs and the room was dark. Everyone knows one of her eyes does not see 100 percent," he explained.

Now take a look at the Spice Girls in numbers:


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12 - The amount of children that the Spice Girls have between them

Victoria has four with her husband David Beckham - sons Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and daughter Harper. Emma has two sons with her partner Jade Jones - Tate and Beau and Geri has daughter Bluebell with ex-partner Sacha Gervasi and son Montague with husband Christian Horner.Mel C has a daughter Scarlett with her ex, Thomas Starr, whilst Mel B has three daughters - Phoenix, with ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar, Angel with US actor Eddie Murphy and Madison with her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte.

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5 - The number of BRIT Awards the Spice Girls won

During the six years before their hiatus in 2000, the Spice Girls were nominated for a whopping nine BRIT Awards - and won five of them.In 1997, they were nominated for Best British Group, Best British Breakthrough Act, Best British Video for both 'Wannabe' and 'Say You'll Be There', and Best British Single for 'Wannabe'. They won Best British Single for 'Wannabe' and Video for 'Say You'll Be There'.In 1998, they were up for Best British Video for 'Spice Up Your Life', and won the Best Selling British Album Act. In 2000, the group won the Outstanding Contribution To Music and gave their final performance before they chose to split, and in 2010 won Brits Performance of the Last 30 Years.

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3 - The number of Christmas Number 1s the Spice Girls have had

The Spice Girls had three Christmas Number 1 singles - and they were all consecutive, too. They wont the top spot for '2 Become 1' in 1996, 'Too Much' in 1997 and 'Goodbye' in 1998.

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13 million - how many copies second album 'Spiceworld' sold

The Spice Girls' follow-up album 'Spiceworld' was, of course, HUGELY popular around the world - so much so that it sold a whopping 13 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the world's bestselling albums by a girl group.

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9 - The amount of Number 1 singles the Spice Girls had

Spending 22 weeks collectively at the top spot in the UK, the Spice Girls had Number 1s with:'Wannabe', 1996'Say You'll Be There', 1996'2 Become 1', 1996'Mama' / 'Who Do You Think You Are', 1997'Spice Up Your Life', 1997'Too Much', 1997'Viva Forever', 1998'Goodbye', 1998'Holler' / 'Let Love Lead The Way', 2000

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11 - The number of singles the Spice Girls have released

As well as the above, they also released 'Stop' in 1998 which peaked at Number 2, and they reunited in 2007 to bring out 'Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)', which peaked at Number 11.

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17 - The number of countries that debut album 'Spice' was Number 1 in

Featuring hits like 'Wannabe', '2 Become 1' and 'Who Do You Think You Are', it's no surprise that the Spice Girls' debut album 'Spice' reached the top spot in 17 countries.

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2 - How many Number 1 album the Spice Girls have had

Of their three albums released, the Spice Girls won the top spot for their debut, 'Spice', in 1996 and for their second album 'Spiceworld' in 1997. Their third album 'Forever' was released in 2000 and peaked at Number 2, as did their Greatest Hits in 2007.

Mel B along with Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm recently reunited and announced a tour for 2019 called 'Spice World - 2019 UK Tour'. The Spice Girls, supported by Jess Glynne will be performing in Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London.

Tickets to see the Spice Girls next year are available from

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