Mel B 'doing fine' after herpes eye infection made her temporarily blind 1 year ago

Mel B 'doing fine' after herpes eye infection made her temporarily blind

Good news ahead of Friday's gig.

Mel B is "doing fine now" after a herpes eye infection led to her becoming temporarily blind.


The Spice Girls singer was rushed to hospital last week after discovering that she could no longer see out of her right eye.

People reports that she has since been given eye drops and that the incident was "nothing major."

"She’s doing fine now, she’s not blind," said a source. "This has happened before. She has herpes in her eye, so this can happen."

‘"She told the doctor she was blind because she couldn’t see but her eye is OK. They gave her some drops and she’s good now. It was nothing major."

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Mel B was taken to London's Moorsfield Eye Hospital last week wearing an eyepatch. The Sun reported that she had been "frantic and screaming" and "clearly in a lot of pain."

The star already has issues seeing out of her left eye due to a botched laser eye surgery.


"She was clearly in a lot of pain," said a source. "Mel was in a really bad way. The other girls and their managers were really worried."

"No one knew what brought it on but she had very swift, and very good, treatment. It is unclear if the loss of vision is linked to her previous problems, although it does seem likely."

Mel suffered the botched surgery almost 20 years ago and has since undergone treatment to correct her vision.

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“I had laser treatment done to correct [my eyes], but it started to reverse in one eye. It’s scary. I’m going blind again,” she said in 2008.

Some years later, Mel revealed that she was opting for another surgery to attempt to restore her vision. The operation involved using donor tissue to replace part of the tissue in her left eye.

“I can't see at all out of my left eye. The lasering went wrong so this [operation] will be totally life-changing," she told Hello! at the time

Mel's recent scare came just a few days ahead of the upcoming Spice Girls tour.

It will kick off in Dublin's Croke Park this Friday, May 24.