Spice Girl rushed to hospital for emergency surgery

Publish Date
Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:00AM
Photo / Getty

Photo / Getty

Mel B has undergone emergency surgery after suffering three broken ribs and a hand injury.

The 43-year-old singer was forced to cancel a signing of her new memoir Brutally Honest in New York City after revealing she'd been rushed to the hospital for urgent care, though she didn't explain how she'd acquired her injuries.

Posting a photo of herself at the hospital with her arm in a purple sling, she wrote: "Thank you to all the wonderful nurses Drs and my amazing surgeon for the care and expertise given to me here at the hospital I've been staying at

"Suffering 2 broken ribs a severed right hand needing emergency care, to having had to have over 3-hour surgery to repair the damage hence the purple sling.

 "I've had to, unfortunately, cancel my book signing today in NY, I apologise to each and every one of you who bought their ticket to meet me today.

"I'm absolutely gutted but I can assure you it WILL happen at a later date, I promise, but for now My right arm/hand is all stitched up and I'm trying to keep still to heal my broken ribs.

"Ohhh the pain, but I'm in super safe hands with the care of everyone here at the hospital!!!! thank you all for understanding, I love you all #accidentshappen #needtimetoheal #hospital. (sic)"

The Wannabe hitmaker later posted a gif of herself alongside her Spice Girls bandmates Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel C when they visited her in hospital after her surgery.

Alongside the moving image, she wrote: "When your besties show up to hospital with hugs and laughter and A LOT of love, ahhhh I love my spice girls yipppeee #friendship #family #spicegirls (sic)"

- Bang! Showbiz