London, Apr 15 (ANI): Former Spice Girls Mel C has revealed that she suffered from loneliness and isolation during her time with the group, amid rumours of her weight gain, eating disorder and sexuality.
'Sporty Spice' Mel C has told comedian and psychologist Pamela Stephenson that she was labelled the plain Spice Girl who didn't do much.
"I was often regarded as quite aggressive or masculine," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
"There was questions about my sexuality and I was seen as the plain member of the band, you know, the ugly one in the back who doesn't do much.
"That was a rude awakening and I think it really wobbled me," she said.
The singer, now 38, revealed she constantly worried about her weight after joining the Spice Girls in 1996, aged 22, and embarked on a cycle of exercise and starvation diets, which led to depression and an eating disorder.
"It was my biggest fear. I became paranoid about putting on weight," she added.
Mel, who went on to launch a solo career, said she only got a grip on her weight fixation as she approached 30. (ANI)
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