Mel B reveals she is going to rehab for alcohol and sex addiction
Written by MaxFM on August 27, 2018
Actress and singer, Mel B is trying to stop her alcohol and sex addiction and as such, would check herself into a facility next month to help her cope with alcohol and sex addiction.
“I have made the decision to go into a proper therapy [program] in the next few weeks, but it has to be in the UK because I am very, very British and I know that will work best for me,” The 43-year-old told The Sun in a statement on Sunday.Advertisement
A close friend also told how she is “sex-crazed” – and slept with up to three men in one day in the wake of her bitter divorce from Stephen Belafonte.
“The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me,” she told the publication. “I’ve been working with a writer on my book, Brutally Honest, and it has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life.Advertisement
“Sometimes it is too hard to cope with all the emotions I feel,” she added. “But the problem has never been about sex or alcohol– it is underneath all that. I am fully aware I have been at a crisis point. No one knows myself better than I do — but I am dealing with it.”
She later shared why she is deciding to speak out.Advertisement
“I am still struggling but if I can shine a light on the issue of pain, PTSD and the things men and women do to mask it, I will do,” she said. “I am speaking about this because this is a huge issue for so many people.”
Leeds-born Mel, who says she has been “financially battered” following her split from US producer Belafonte, 43, is determined to get well for the sake of her children Phoenix, 19, Angel, 11, and Madison, six.
She has also begun a pioneering psychotherapy course called EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.
She said: “I have recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. I don’t want to jinx it, but so far it’s really helping me.Advertisement
“I’m not perfect, and I have never pretended to be.
“But I am working on being a better version of myself for my kids whom I love more than life itself and for all the people who have supported me.”Advertisement
Last year, Mel said in divorce court documents that Belafonte was physically and emotionally abusive.
She also claimed he made her have sex with other women and got their German nanny Lorraine Gilles, 26, pregnant.
He denied being abusive and the pair finally divorced in December.