Sources say Mel B is doing well after a herpes infection caused her to go blind temporarily.
According to The Sun, Mel B, 43, went to the hospital on Friday complaining she’d gone blind in her right eye. The singer’s left eye suffered permanent damage after a botched laser eye surgery from the ‘90s. Once her vision came back, the singer returned to rehearsals for the upcoming Spice Girls tour. “She’s doing fine now, she’s not blind,” a source tells 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,” the source says. “They gave her some drops, and she’s good now. It was nothing major.” The source also said rehearsal for Mel has gone well. “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,” the source added.
A source for Mel has not returned a request for comment, but after the report surfaced Mel B took to Instagram to clear the air.
“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,” the singer explained. “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!!” she said. “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 #takingcareofme thank you #nhs ??”
The Spice Girls’ upcoming 13-date tour will start in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday and end June 15 in London, England.