Mel C stunned by bargain Spice Girls sale

Mel C Stunned By Bargain Spice Girls Sale Content Exchange

Mel C was thrown into a panic when thousands of pieces of her Spice Girls memorabilia ended up on eBay.

The 47-year-old singer – whose real name is Melanie Chisholm – was stunned to see her iconic tracksuits, home videos and photos of the band and early demo tapes listed on the auction site, with fans potentially able to bag a bargain as the “job lot” had a starting price of just 99p.

Intriguing other items included in the sale were a hard-drive and a cassette tape simply labelled ‘David Beckham’, the name of the husband of her bandmate, Victoria Beckham.

The huge haul was said to have come from a 40sq ft “abandoned storage room” rented by the ‘Northern Star’ singer in Swindon, Wiltshire, but on which Mel had allegedly missed payments.

Mel ultimately managed to prevent the auctions from going ahead, though it is unclear how.

A member of her team confirmed to The Sun newspaper: “Melanie has got all of her stuff back.”

Meanwhile, Mel previously admitted she’s found some aspects of fame “devastatingly hard” and left her struggling with her mental health.

She explained: “The lows of being famous were devastatingly hard. I was vulnerable, and people were cruel and heartless. It pushed me to the point of illness. I was struggling with an eating disorder and suffering from depression. I had everything I’d ever dreamed of, and was desperately unhappy. It’s often forgotten that people in the public eye are human.”

Mel eventually got professional help for her mental health struggles, and now wants to encourage others to push themselves to achieve a “better life”.

She added: “You need to get to the point where you’re ready for help – that’s the hardest bit of starting to get better. People around me knew things weren’t right, but I was ashamed and could see no way out, so avoided them. When the time came, it was down to the professionals. Remember this: you deserve a better life. I continue to say it to myself and to others.”

This article originally ran on Content Exchange