Mel B has been one of our heroes ever since she first walked onstage in the early 90s wearing those iconic space buns and head-to-toe leopard. And as she’s gotten older, she’s never let us down. So, needless to say, we were already pretty stoked to hear about her upcoming memoir. But now, the former Spice Girl has proved she’s even more badass than ever, opening up about her struggles with mental health, according to an excerpt from the forthcoming book obtained by The Sun.
In the autobiography, titled Brutally Honest, the singer shares his experiences with depression, culminated in an attempted suicide in 2014. After stockpiling aspirin for years, Mel ingested over 200 and wrote her daughters a suicide note. Thankfully, she immediately regretted the decision and drove herself to the hospital.
“As soon as I’d swallowed that last pill, I knew I didn’t want to go anywhere,” she wrote. “Suicide was not the answer. I had to make my life count.”
The next day, she went to a taping of The X-Factor, against her doctor’s wishes, and refused to cover up the bruises on her arms.
“I needed all those bruises to be seen,” she wrote.
The book, which comes out next week, is a powerful message about mental health and the dangers that come with improper treatment. Scary Spice really is the definition of Girl Power.