Scary Spice got a little scarier for a bit, all thanks to an eye patch, an infection, and a news story she's calling "BS." It was reported last week that Mel B had gone temporarily blind after a round of "eye herpes."
"She's doing fine now, she's not blind," a source told People. "This has happened before. She has herpes in her eye, so this can happen. She told the doctor she was blind because she couldn't see but her eye is OK. They gave her some drops and she's good now. It was nothing major."
However, Mel B did not agree with this information, and she took to Instagram to explain her own version of what happened.
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 #takingcareofmethank you #nhs ðŸ‡¬ðŸ‡§
Interestingly enough, Mel B never actually disputed she has herpes in her eye. According to The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, the "vast majority of instances of herpes infection of the eye are from type 1 herpes simplex virus, the type of herpes virus that causes fever blisters and cold sores" and isn't related to the sexually transmitted disease.
The medical issue comes at a really bad time (is there ever a good time?), as Mel B and the rest of the Spice Girls - minus Posh - are getting ready to head out on tour this Friday. According to sources, though, this mishap isn't
"They just had the friends and family show and it went well; her youngest daughter came out. She's very involved with the tour and she's excited about it. All is going well," a source close to the America's Got Talent judge said.
It doesn't really matter how Mel B went temporarily blind, but at least she's doing better!