Sporty Spice Mel C has revealed she was "afraid I'd kill myself" at the height of the Spice Girls' global fame. The 48 year old singer, who recently split from her boyfriend of seven years, says despite her success behind the scenes she was quietly battling depression, anorexia and binge eating.
Promoting her upcoming autobiography Who I Am Mel told the Daily Mail: “I never want to look back on that time negatively, but it is important for me to tell the difficult parts of my past. “Our culture has changed so much and so many young people are hungry for fame.
And I just want them to be prepared. It’s not plain sailing.” The mum-of-one pinpoints the summer of 1994 as the beginning of her health troubles, saying her eating became disordered after her body was criticised.
When demonstrating how to do a backflip, Mel says she was told: “‘I’m surprised you can do backflips with thighs like that.” She claims bandmate Victoria told her a similar thing had happened to her, after she was pulled aside and told she needed to lose a few pounds.