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Mel B to Seek Treatment for PTSD After Reaching 'Crisis Point'

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    FILE - Television host and Spice Girl Mel B attends the "America's Got Talent" Season 11 Live Show at The Dolby Theatre, Aug. 30, 2016, in Hollywood, California.

    Mel B is prioritizing her health.

    In a statement to The Sun on Sunday, the Spice Girls alum revealed her plan to seek further professional help after being diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. Mel B said she plans to enter a rehab facility in her native U.K. following an "incredibly difficult" past six months.

    "I've been working with a writer on my book, Brutally Honest, and it has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life," she reportedly shared. "I am being very honest about drinking to numb my pain but that is just a way a lot of people mask what is really going on."

    Mel B, 43, further said in the statement, "Sometimes it is too hard to cope with all the emotions I feel. But the problem has never been about sex or alcohol--it is underneath all that. I am fully aware I have been at a crisis point. No one knows myself better than I do, but I am dealing with it."

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    In the "next few weeks," Mel B told The Sun, she will enter a "proper therapy program" to address her personal struggles. Those private battles have made headlines over the past year, including the death of her father in March 2017 and contentious divorce battle with Stephen Belafonte.

    Last April, the singer obtained a restraining order against the film producer, alleging in court documents that he had been physically and verbally abusive throughout their decade-long marriage.