Singer and America’s Got Talent jury member Melanie Brown has said she is suffering from alcohol and sex addiction. The former Spice Girl will therefore be admitted to a rehab clinic next month.


“The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me,” says the 43-year-old Brown against the British newspaper The Sun.

The singer explains that many repressed feelings came up during the writing of Brutally Honest, her memoirs released in November. “It is incredibly traumatic to revive a relationship in which I was emotionally abused and all other woes again.”


Brown, therefore, started drinking to forget her pain. “It’s sometimes difficult to deal with all the emotions that I experience, but the problem is not in sex or alcohol – it’s deeper.”

That’s why the  America’s Got Talent- member ” leaves in a few weeks” to a rehab clinic in England. “I am open about this because many people are struggling with the same problem.”

Brown and ex Stephen Belafonte completed fighting division in early August

Brown became involved in a fighting division with her ex Stephen Belafonte, which was completed in early August. The former couple made a point last year after a marriage of ten years.

The singer stated at the time that she had been mistreated for years by her husband. She also claimed that Belafonte had an affair with their babysitter for years.

Belafonte, in turn, claimed that Brown had brainwashed their six-year-old daughter Madison with negative stories about him. He also said that his ex not only had an alcohol addiction but also that she was addicted to drugs.