Mel B shock Instagram confession: 'I've been close to death'

Mel B has made a shocking confession to fans, admitting she was “close to death” and “paralysed with fear” in an emotional post.

Taking to Instagram, the 42-year-old shared an image that referenced her father’s tragic death in March, and the aftermath of her divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte.

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The pair married in 2007 and have just recently finalised their divorce. Source: Getty

The former Spice Girl made the admission just days after The Sun reported her split was finalised in courts.

She admitted she has been “incredibly weak” several times in the past, however it is these experiences that have made her “extremely fearless.”

The image alongside the post read “after my father’s death, nothing could touch me anymore.”

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Mel B shared the heartbreaking post just days after her fathers death. Source: Instagram

The caption elaborated on her feelings, declaring “People often say to me ... ‘oh Mel B, you’re so strong’ and I have to think to myself, yes I am strong, but listen, I’m only strong because I’ve been incredibly weak [sic].

“During that weak time I taught myself how to access my inner strength, and I did listen,” she continued.

“In my life I have been through many different situations that not many people know about.

“I have been close to death literally and paralysed with fear which in due course over time has made me fearless, extremely fearless.”

Mel was granted her divorce from Stephen last Friday. The pair were married for ten years.

The highly publicised divorce proceedings have played out in the media for months.

In the final ruling, held in a Los Angeles court, Mel was forced to cover Stephen’s legal fees, which are reported to be around $314,000.

She has also agreed to split the profits of the sale of the companies they created while they were married.

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The pair share custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Madison. Source: Instagram

Mel and Stephen will also share custody of their six-year-old daughter Madison.

The judge ruled that the former husband and wife must also split the profit from the proceeds of their Los Angeles mansion.

Speaking to The Daily Mail afterwards, Stephen said: “I am happy. I got everything I wanted. She put me through the worst hell ever. But now it’s all over — I hope.”

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