Spice Girl Mel B’s unexplained injuries lead to three-hour surgery to save her hand
Mel B has thanked the surgeons, doctors and nurses who treated her injuries. (Supplied: Instagram officialmelb)
Spice Girl Melanie Brown has suffered an unexplained injury in New York that required surgery to prevent her from losing her hand.
- Brown’s unexplained injuries have forced her to cancel a book signing in New York
- She said her right arm and hand is “all stitched up” and has posted photos of it in a padded sling
- She has been visited in hospital by three of her fellow Spice Girls
Brown said she needed three hours of surgery to repair damage to her hand and also said she suffered two broken ribs.
In a post on Instagram she thanked doctors and nurses for their “wonderful” work but did not explain how the accident occurred.
While recovering, Brown was visited in hospital by bandmates Geri Horner (Ginger); Melanie Chisholm (Sporty); and Emma Bunton (Baby).
The injuries forced Brown to cancel a book-signing event in New York and she apologised to fans who had bought tickets.
“Mr right arm/hand is all stitched up and I’m trying to keep still to heal my broken ribs,” she said.
“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.”
Brown suffered the injuries as the Spice Girls plan a reunion tour without the services of Victoria Beckham.
The band said Beckham would not take part because of business commitments 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”.
The tour will mark the first time the group — best known for the 1996 hit Wannabe — has performed together since the 2012 Olympics.
June dates have been scheduled in Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London.
The Spice Girls split in 2000, two years after Horner, formerly Geri Halliwell, left the group.
The 1990s British hitmakers have announced Spice World, a 2019 UK tour — without Victoria Beckham. (Supplied: Spice Girls)