Mel B's friend reveals how she broke several ribs and 'severed' her hand

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Mel B posted a hospital Boomerang with three of her fellow Spice Girls (PA Images/Instagram).
Mel B posted a hospital Boomerang with three of her fellow Spice Girls (PA Images/Instagram).

Mel B shocked her fans yesterday when she posted on Instagram a snap of her in a hospital corridor and claimed to have broken two ribs and ‘severed’ her right hand.

But the surprising picture begged many questions. Most importantly – how did the 43-year-old singer sustain such serious injuries?

According to Mel B’s ‘close friend’, Gary Madatyan, she severely hurt herself after falling down the stairs while staying at a friend’s house.

Madatyan spoke exclusively to TMZ, and told the US based showbiz news source that she decided to go downstairs during the night and lost her footing and fell.

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Mel B’s lawyer Taline Boyamian added to TMZ that neither drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident. He also confirmed that Mel B was set to fly out to Los Angeles on Sunday for a court-ordered drug test on Monday, as part of her ongoing divorce settlement with her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.

Boyamian claims that all of Mel B’s court-ordered drug tests have been clean so far.

Mel B has also provided another hospital update on her official Instagram account. Posting a boomerang shot on Instagram with three of her fellow Spice Girls – Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Mel C – but no sight or word from Victoria Beckham yet.

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The photo’s caption states: “When your besties show up to hospital with hugs laughter and A LOT of love, ahhhh I love my spice girls yipppeee #friendship #family #spicegirls.”

In addition to her divorce proceedings, Mel B is in the middle of an international book tour for her memoir Brutally Honest, which includes accounts of the alleged abuse she suffered from her ex-husband Belafonte.

Mel B is also set for a UK stadium Spice Girls tour with Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton in 2019.


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