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Mel B Seriously Injures Hand and Ribs in Accident, Visited by Spice Girls in the Hospital
Spice Girls star Mel B suffered several serious injuries in a weekend accident that required hospitalization and emergency surgery. The singer updated fans about the scary incident in a series of Instagram posts in which she explained what landed her in the hospital. "Suffering 2 broken ribs a severed right hand needing emergancy [sic] care, to having had to have over a 3 hr surgery to repair the damage hence the purple sling," the singer (born Melanie Brown) wrote alongside a photo at the hospital in which she's wearing a large purple aircast on her right arm. The America's Got Talent star did not specify what caused the injuries or where they occurred.
The image from London included an apology to fans who were expecting the singer to be in New York today for a book signing of her Brutally Honest memoir. "I'm absolutely gutted but I can assure you it WILL happen at a later date," she wrote. "But for now My right arm/hand is all stitched up and I'm trying to keep still to heal my broken ribs, ohhh the pain, but I'm in super safe hands with the care of everyone here at the hospital!!!!!!"
The singer also posted a video of her Spice Girls cohorts Mel C, Ginger Spice and Baby Spice visiting her in the hospital, writing, "When your besties show up to hospital with hugs laughter and ALOT of love, ahhhh I love my spice girls."
The quartet -- sans original member Posh Spice -- are slated to play 11 reunion shows in the UK next summer.
A spokesperson for Mel B could not be reached for comment at press time. See Mel's updates below.
Thankyou to all the wonderful nurses dr’s and my amazing surgeon for the care and expertise given to me here at the hospital I’ve been staying at,suffering 2 broken ribs a severed right hand needing emergancy care,to having had to have over a 3 hr surgery to repair the damage hence the purple sling,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,I promise,but for now My right arm/hand is all stitched up and I’m trying to keep still to heal my broken ribs,ohhh the pain,but I’m in super safe hands with the care of everyone here at the hospital!!!!!thank you all for understanding,I love you all #accidentshappen #needtimetoheal #hospital