Mel B Says She’s ‘NOT Okay’ After Going Blind In 1 Eye, Shuts Down Rumors It Was Because Of Herpes
Mel B has spoken out after rumors swirled that she was doing just fine after suffering a Herpes outbreak that caused her to go temporarily go blind. The singer and TV personality took to Instagram to share her truth. She posted a snapshot of herself wearing an eyepatch. She wrote,
“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 ever is selling this story “a close reliable source” is full of BS and needs to get their 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…”
While speculation said the injury came from Herpes, she said she was diagnosed with a rare condition.
“…After at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital I was diagnosed by an 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!! I’m still dealing with it and will be for the next 3/4 months to fully get it under control but I’m no longer worried that my condition will get worse.”
She ended by saying she only has one more concern, which can be easily fixed.
Her statement comes after reports swirled that she was actually doing just fine. One source claimed,
“She’s doing fine now, she’s not blind. 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.”
Meanwhile, she’s set to reunite with her epic 90s girl group, Spice Girls (sans Victoria Beckham) for an upcoming tour. Mel B made it clear she’s ready to hit the road despite her recent medical issue.
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