Mel C who has been open about her struggles with body image during her time being part of Spice Girls, claims that performing around the globe contributed to her mental health, as he size eight frame dropped to a size six.
Speaking to Closer magazine, she said: “Depriving my body of essential nutrients and getting very little sleep touring with the Spice Girls tipped me over the edge mentally.
“Doctors diagnosed me with depression, but I was very much in denial about it. It took 18 months of counselling and acupuncture to get better.”
However, the 39-year-old singer is adamant that that her bad eating habits won’t ruin her again.
She added: “I know so much more about food now and what is best to eat for my body. I’ll never succumb to a fad or crash diet again. They never work in the long run and they’re just not good for you.”
Mel – real name Melanie Chisholm- has gone on to enjoy a successful solo career after the split of Spice Girls, as well as an award-winning West End career.
The Think About It hit maker also revealed that she said she is looking forward to start writing some material her next album next year.
She said: “I’d love to write a new album and start that early next year. It would be amazing to get back out there and out with a new solo album.”