MEL C said the Spice Girls reunion has triggered “a lot of anxiety”, so much so she is planning to visit her therapist more regularly after experiencing a “very difficult time” the last time she was with the band.
The 44-year-old singer will hit the road next year on the girl group’s reunion tour, but admits she has “had some wobbles” about performing with the Wannabe hitmakers again after she previously experienced a “very difficult time” with the band.
She said, “I’m going to be visiting my therapist a lot more.
“I do see a therapist, talking is so important. The last time round with the Spice Girls, towards the end, I had a very difficult time.
“So, going back into that environment I’ve had a lot of anxiety. I’ve had some wobbles.”
Mel – who is nicknamed Sporty Spice – is determined to put on a “really good show” for the group’s super-fans, and she is planning to ensure she is in peak physical fitness for the demanding tour schedule.
Speaking on Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast, she added, “It’s a very physical show. We know people worked really hard to afford tickets, so we want to put on a really good show.
“Physically, I’m going to be really taking care of myself.”
In 2016, Mel admitted she needed “lots of therapy” after shooting to fame with the Spice Girls, because she “struggled” with being in the public eye at first.
She said, “I learnt very early on that you can’t take one slice of the pie when it comes to fame. You have to eat the whole thing.
“I struggled with many aspects of being in the public eye, but after 20 years, motherhood and lots of therapy, I’m more at peace with the reality of achieving my childhood ambition.” – BANG!