Mel B took to social media on Tuesday to shut down erroneous reports that claimed the Spice Girl singer went temporarily blind due to a Herpes infection in her eye.
In a post on her Instagram page, Mel confirmed she did go blind in her right eye and her left eye went blurry, however, she said she was diagnosed with severe Iritis and Uveitis.
Iritis is an inflammation that affects the colored ring around your eye’s pupil. If untreated, iritis could lead to glaucoma or vision loss.
Uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye.
For the record, one consequence of becoming infected with a Herpesviridae virus is the possibility of uveitis.
But, Mel says whoever is selling that story to the tabloids is on some straight BS!
Thank you so much for all the lovely support and messages I’ve had about my eye.
Just so you know the real truth. I had an awful experience last week when I went blind in my right eye and my left eye went blurry.
Even though the stupid press said I’m ok and this has happened to me many times before, just to be clear I was NOT ok and this has NEVER EVER happened to me before, so whoever is selling this story “a close reliable source” is full of BS and needs to get there silly facts right big time, I was actually in a lot of pain and very 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 an 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. 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?? #eyepatch Pls #takingcareofme thank you #nhs ??
See Mel B’s original post below.
Wishing Mel B a speedy recovery. I can’t imagine how scary and painful it must be to have issues with your eyes.