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Mel C's depression

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Mel C's depression

Mel C suffered from depression in the 90s.

The 'Wannabe' hitmaker has revealed she struggled with her mental health when she was part of The Spice Girls as she found it difficult to get a "sense of normality and reality".

She said: "I think what happened to us was so unique and it was so amazing, but there's loads of repercussions that come with it. Getting some sense of normality and reality, I found that hard and I did suffer from some depression for some time. It's something that I'm aware of and learning more about mental health. And I think people are talking about it more.

"It's incredible to hear the statistics. Lots of people aren't seeking help and they're suffering in silence. I think it's really important to talk about it. I can't blame my time with the Spice Girls. I think it was just my life experience being a bizarre one. It kind of threw me into a bit of a spin. I've learned a lot from that and I've learned how to take care of myself now."

Nowadays, the 42-year-old singer is feeling much more "liberated and courageous".

She added to Paper magazine: "I feel very liberated in that I care less about what people think. I feel more courageous than I did when I was younger.

"All of us young people are so concerned with what people think, and then you realise when you get older that you can just worry about yourself. You can just chill out and enjoy. I like that about being older."