Former Spice Girls member Mel B goes on rehabilitation.

In what seemed to be an exclusive statement British tabloid The Sun, the judge of the "America & # 39; s Got Talent", announced last weekend that she is entering a rehabilitation center to fight sex and alcohol addiction and to help her manage her PTSD.

Brown, 43, calls her separation from ex-husband Stephen Belafonte as a motivating factor to go to the rehab, claiming she has worked on a memoir for the past six months, and that "it has been incredibly traumatic to have an emotional to relive a violent relationship and to confront many big problems in my life. "

"I'm very honest about drinking to numb my pain, but that's just a way that many people mask what's really going on," she said. "Sometimes it's too difficult to cope with all the emotions that I feel: problem has never been about sex or alcohol – it's underneath … I'm still struggling, but if I can shine a light on the issue of pain, PTSD and the things that men and women do to mask it, I will do it. "

Brown did not share the name of the rehabilitation center she is planning to visit, but she says she will check in sometime in the coming weeks (presumably after the current season of America & # 39; s Got Talent has ended on September 19) and that the location "must be in the UK because I am very, very British and I know that this will work best for me."

Brown and Belafonte were divorced last year after a long battle in which Brown accused her ex of killing her during their 10-year marriage and threatening, at some point, a temporary ban on the street against him.

Earlier this month, they reached an arrangement on Brown's domestic violence claims regarding their divorce that removes her domestic violence claims against him.

Her representative did not respond to the request from the USA TODAY for comment.

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