Before I went to bed last night, I read the headline: Mel B “Doing Fine Now” Following Treatment After Herpes Infection Rendered Her Blind. I thought that well, if you’re going to suffer through the horrible and terrifying fuckery of eyeball issues, it may as well be from something fucked-up yet interesting like HERPES. Unlike me, whose eyeball issues are from just shitty genetics.
But Mel B says that yes, it’s true that her vision is going through it, but it doesn’t seem like it’s because of Coachella’s #1 parting gift: herpes. And the Spice Girls (Minus Posh) reunion tour will go on!
Mel B said in 2014 that she’s blind in her left eye after a laser surgery she had 15 years before went wrong (Mel B said then that she was planning to get a cornea transplant hoping that would help, but I’m not sure if that happened or not). And The Sun claimed that on Friday, Scary Spice went through some scary shit by going blind. No, she didn’t go blind from shock after Victoria Beckham waltzed into the rehearsal room to announce she’s joining the reunion tour (although, that wouldn’t be that shocking if you read about the money woes of Posh’s label). The Sun originally claimed she went temporarily blind because of eye herpes. A source said that Mel B went to the eye hospital in London, and wanted us to know that she didn’t drive herself.
“Mel was in a really bad way. The other girls and their managers were really worried. Mel was frantic and screaming that she couldn’t see a thing. She went to the hospital in a chauffeur-driven car with an assistant, who was holding her hand. No one knew what brought it on but she had very swift, and very good, treatment. It is unclear if the loss of vision is linked to her previous problems, although it does seem likely.”
The Sun said that after she was treated, she immediately went back to rehearsals even though doctors told her not to.
The Sun wasn’t completely telling the truth (you haven’t heard that one before), so says Scary Spice. She posted a picture of her bandaged eye, and said she’s not okay, but she is getting treatment and thankfully her eye issues are not expected to get worse. She didn’t specifically say that herpes of the eyes didn’t jack her up, but she did say that the cause of temporary blindness was severe inflammation. And while asking her followers if they know where she can get a Scary eyepatch (I say go with sequined leopard), she dropped a drop of shadiness on Madonna’s eyepatch game.
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Thank you so much for all the lovely support and messages I’ve had about my eye. Just so you know the real truth. I had an awful experience last week when I went blind in my right eye and my left eye went blurry. Even though the stupid press said I’m ok and this has happened to me many times before, just to be clear I was NOT ok and this has NEVER EVER happened to me before,so who every is selling this story “a close reliable source” is full of BS and needs to get there silly facts right big time,I was actually in a lot of pain and very very scared but thanks to the incredible eye specialists in A&E at London’s Moorfields Hospital and after at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital I was diagnosed by and eye specialist with severe IRITIS in my right eye and UVEITIS in my left eye.I’m taking multiple prescription heavy duty eye drops and other medication the dr gave me that I have to take every day to keep the inflammation under control,Also I’m being so well looked after by Team Spice special thanks to our paramedics too!!im still dealing with it and will be fir the next 3/4 months to fully get it under control but I’m no longer worried that my condition will get worse. My only problem now is I have to find a very cool Scary eye patch. Does anyone – apart from Madonna – know where I can get one ?? #eyepatch Pls #takingcareofme thank you #nhs ??
Yes, Scary Spice drag Madge for her VISUAL IMPAIRMENT APPROPRIATION!!!
It sounds like Mel B may have to use eyeball drops every day for the rest of her life, like I do, and that can sometimes be slightly annoying. But I will say that there’s something seriously satisfying about finally hitting your eyeball with a drop after squeezing half of the fucking bottle all over your cheek, which is the saddest facial ever.