Mel B snorted 'five or six' lines of cocaine each day to 'get through living' with ex-husband
Spice Girl Mel B also admitted in her autobiography that she had attempted to take her own life and taken around 200 aspirins in 2014 while appearing on the live shows
'Spice Girl' Mel B revealed that she would snort around six lines of cocaine every day while she was working on the popular show 'The X Factor' in order to "get her through living" with her former husband Stephen Belafonte.
As reported by The Sun, Mel B admitted in her autobiography titled 'Brutally Honest' that she had also attempted to take her own life and taken around 200 aspirins in 2014 while appearing on the live shows. For the semi-final, Mel B was replaced but returned the next night in a dress which showed her suicide attempts. At that time, Mel B had said she had a stomach ulcer.
Mel admitted she would start her day with a dedicated two lines of cocaine during her time on the show. "I was a sad, pathetic person. I was out of control. I was probably taking five or six lines a day before and after work. It numbed my pain. It lifted me up enough to be ready to fire on all cylinders and forget about everything but the show."
"I was so low that two weeks into filming The X Factor I’d started using cocaine to get me through the run of the show. To get me through living with Stephen, which felt like neurotic claustrophobia," she wrote.
However, she believes that her cocaine use did not come in the way of her judging while she sat on the panel alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, and Cheryl Cole. Mel maintained that she never took it during the shows and shared that she did not need anything during the shows as she would always be laughing and having a good time with the judges and crew.
Mel also opened up about her suicide attempt and how she resorted to taking aspirin which she had stocked up over the years. She revealed that she felt "ugly and detested" by her ex-husband Stephen who allegedly kept a "library of sex tapes of her". She shared that she left notes for her kids and took the aspirins before she found the courage to live for her daughters and told herself she needed to get to a hospital.
She recalled how she blacked out and also smashed into a door which caused bruises that were visible on the live 'X Factor' show. Even though she was warned that her liver and kidney had suffered extensive damage, Mel B went ahead to do the show where she showed off her bruises and also a ring-free hand to send Stephen a message that she was going to file for a divorce.
The couple got married in 2007 and Mel divorced him in December last year after which began a series of vicious battles and tales of kinky sex, drug and alcohol abuse, and also allegations of domestic violence.