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Mel C Opens Up About Eating Disorder And Depression: "I ended up making myself really ill"

Mel C opens up about eating disorder and depression: "Trying to be the perfect 'Spice Girl' made me ill"
February 23, 2020 - 21:28 / Laura Pérez

Mel C explained it was really hard to be a "perfect" member of Spice Girls. The 46-year-old pop star opened up about her battle with depression and eating disorders. Get the full story here...

Mel C aka "Sporty Spice" opened up about her battle with depression and how she overcame an eating disorder. The 46-year-old singer recalled how a fight with Victoria Beckham started it all.

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Mel C explained that during an onstage performance, she told "Posh Spice"  to "f**k off." Then their manager told her she would get fired if she continued with that behaviour. 

Spice Girls in 1997

Mel C was diagnosed with depression

Mel C said that's when she realized she needed help. Then she explained that her body "actually took over my mind. I went from being anorexic to having a binge eating disorder. That’s when I went to my GP and I was diagnosed with depression."

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"It was such a weight lifted off my shoulders. It was such a relief because I thought, ‘Oh my God, there’s a name for it and I can be helped'," she added.

Mel C attends The BRIT Awards 2020 in London

Mel C says that trying to be perfect made her ill

"Sporty Spice" explained that trying to be a "perfect" Spice Girl was difficult: "I tried to make myself perfect. I ended up making myself really ill." She admitted that being the "boyish" member and the one who didn't really say much was hurtful, especially when "you are a young aspiring pop star."

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Now Mel C feels glad she got help and didn't "mess it all up," especially after considering that the incident with Victoria Beckham happened when the pop girl band was about to become really successful - it happened only a couple of months before their big track "Wannabe" was released.