Mel C: I was bullied in Spice Girls
Mel C was "bullied" when she was in Spice Girls.
The 42-year-old singer - full name Melanie Chisholm - has revealed she was the subject of bullying when she was in the girl group comprised of Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Geri Horner, and Emma Bunton, but won't spill any names.
Speaking about her experience with bullying, the star said: "'Version of Me' is about being bullied, about being in a situation as a young adult where I felt bullied and how that has affected me, and moulded me in a way."
Then, asked if the bullying occurred when she was a part of the successful girl group, Mel revealed: "Yes. I'm not going to name names. But yes. It's been addressed, they were aware of what they'd done. They apologised."
Now Mel - who has seven-year-old daughter Scarlet Starr with former partner Thomas Starr - says she's "more confident" and doesn't let things get to her.
She said: "Now I'm older, I'm a lot more confident and I will not be s**t upon. But when I was younger I let people s**t on me. What's done is done but I'd have liked to have been a bit stronger. When we were kids we were so hard on each other and so determined to succeed that if anybody fell out of line they were quickly brought back ... [It was] a lot of pressure to live under. We all handled it differently."
Meanwhile, the 'I Turn To You' hitmaker admitted to having previously struggled with the world of fame.
Speaking to the December issue of Attitude magazine, she said: "We were taken away from reality and we lived in a bubble, and then you're plonked back into the real world and it's like what the f**k? I had to be integrated back into society. That was the difficult bit. It was a total head f**k. You get there eventually, but it was a journey."