Spice Girls’ Mel C opens up about suffering from a eating disorder while in girl group

Singer also recently revealed that she was bullied by her bandmates

Spice Girls singer Mel C has revealed that she “developed an eating disorder” while in the 90s pop group.

Mel C recently discussed how she was bullied by her bandmates during her time in the Spice Girls. She has also explained why she opted out of the partial Spice Girls reunion. Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Mel B have released comeback single ‘Song For Her’ under the name GEM.

Writing an article for BBC Good Food, Mel C revealed: “I joined the Spice Girls when I was 20 and it was an insane time. I developed an eating disorder; I was in the spotlight, being photographed constantly, and I started to become self-conscious of my body image. I was in denial for a long time but I always wanted to get better – I had talking therapies and holistic therapies, like acupuncture. Sport became really important to me too.”

She went on to add: “I love to be physically fit and, obviously, to really push yourself, you have to make sure you eat the right things. I like to think I have a healthy relationship with food now, and I love to cook. We’re so much more aware of nutrition nowadays. When I was a teenager, I didn’t know the difference between a protein and a carb. We need to get back to realising that we are what we eat.”

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Last week, Mel C was branded a “hypocrite” after posting a topless photo online just months after suggesting that Little Mix were too “provocative”.

Mel C’s latest solo album ‘Version of Me’ is out now.