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Mel B reveals she’ll have to complete Spice Girls tour with an eye patch after health scare

The singer was rendered temporarily blind last week


Mel B has revealed that she’ll have to complete the upcoming Spice Girls tour with an eye patch.

The singer was rushed to hospital last week, after going blind in her right eye, and she’s since been diagnosed with severe iritis in her right eye and uveitis in her left eye.

Taking to Instagram, Mel shared a photo of her medical eye patch, and told fans: “I had an awful experience last week when I went blind in my right eye and my left eye went blurry.”

“I was NOT ok and this has NEVER EVER happened to me before. I was actually in a lot of pain and 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!! 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 explained.

“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??”

Iritis is inflammation that affects the coloured ring around your eye’s pupil (iris). Meanwhile, uveitis affects the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall (uvea).

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