‘Special Forces’ was ’empowering’ after ‘abusive marriage’

Mel B says being part of “Special Forces: World’s Hardest Check” helped her discover her “interior energy” after allegedly being in an abusive relationship for almost a decade.

“I had to do that present, as a result of sadly, I had a really abusive 10-year marriage, and I’m about 5 years out of that,” she claimed on Friday’s episode of “The View.”

“So, if you’ve been by way of one thing like that, you stroll out of it feeling so damaged and feeling so nugatory. You’re riddled with disgrace and with guilt.”

The present, which takes challenges straight from the US army’s boot camp, pressured the previous Spice Women singer, 47, to face her feelings “head-on.”

Mel B on "Special Forces."
Mel B says “Special Forces: World’s Hardest Check” pressured her to cope with her trauma “head on” after being in an allegedly abusive relationship for 10 years.
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“I’m all the time going to have the PTSD, the flashbacks. So, by me selecting to place myself on a present the place you’re yelled at, you’re hooded, you’re strangled … you need to go into battle. It was every little thing that was a set off for me,” she mentioned.

“That is my option to do the present. I wish to do it for myself. I wish to faucet into that interior energy that I assumed I nonetheless had earlier than my abuse even occurred and see if that particular person’s nonetheless there.”

Mel B on "Special Forces."
The singer was pressured to do demanding coaching workouts utilized by the U.S. army on the brand new actuality collection.
Pete Dadds

Regardless of the “terrifying” duties, Mel mentioned she “walked away from the present feeling so empowered” and like she might “conquer something.”

“Solely you’ll be able to cease the abuse taking place to your self in your head once more when you’ve left,” she concluded. “It was actually vital for me to regain my energy, take my energy again and discuss it on beautiful reveals like this present.”

Stephen Belafonte and Mel B
The previous Spice Women star accused ex-husband Stephen Belafonte of abuse in 2017.

In 2017, the “Wannabe” singer accused ex-husband Stephen Belafonte of beating and sexually exploiting her, in addition to drugging her all through their marriage.

She additionally claims Belafonte — who has vehemently denied all allegations — recorded over 50 movies of the pair having intercourse with out her consent.

Stephen Belafonte and Mel B at an event.
Belafonte has denied all claims of abuse.

The next yr, Mel checked into rehab for PTSD as a result of alleged abuse.

Since then, the “Cease” singer has labored diligently to convey consciousness to home violence organizations. She even acquired an MBE — Member of the Order of the British Empire — in Could 2022 for her contributions to victims of home violence.