Mel B has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to clear up earlier reports that she is entering a treatment facility for sex addiction.

Speaking to guest host Lea Michele, the former Spice Girl offered some insight into her struggles, seeking to clarify her recent statement that she is seeking treatment for alcohol and sex addiction.

The 43-year-old America's Got Talent judge, whose real name is Melanie Brown, admitted to the former Glee star that her comments "got a little bit skewed with".

Recording artist Melanie Brown (R) and her ex husband attend an event in 2013. Photo / Getty
Recording artist Melanie Brown (R) and her ex husband attend an event in 2013. Photo / Getty

"Now, I've been in therapy since my father got diagnosed with cancer nine years ago," the singer revealed, adding that her "therapy changed a little bit because I was in a very intense relationship, which you can all read about in my book."


Referencing her memoir Brutally Honest, set to be released in November, she said: "I do address a lot of those issues.

"But no, I'm not an alcoholic. No, I'm not a sex addict. I was with the same person [ex-husband Stephen Belafonte] for 10 years, and that was quite a turmoil, very intense.

"That's all I can say about it. I'd like to say a lot more, but on this show, let's keep it PC.

"But yeah, I address a lot of those issues, and I did kind of have to ease my pain."

Brown adds: "I do suffer a lot from PTSD."

In an interview with The Sun on Sunday, Mel B said that she would be checking into a "proper therapy program" in the UK next month.

"I am being very honest about drinking to numb my pain but that is just a way a lot of people mask what is really going on," she said.

"Sometimes it is too hard to cope with all the emotions I feel. But the problem has never been about sex or alcohol — it is underneath all that.


"I am fully aware I have been at a crisis point. No one knows myself better than I do — but I am dealing with it."

The Leeds-born mother-of-three added that she hopes to shine more light on PTSD.

"I am still struggling but if I can shine a light on the issue of pain, PTSD and the things men and women do to mask it, I will do.

"I am speaking about this because this is a huge issue for so many people."