Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm is proud to have beaten depression

Mel says “Beating depression is the best thing I have done.”

Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm says her proudest achievement is having overcome depression – despite a record breaking career with the band. As Sporty Spice, Mel C played her part in the group’s nine No 1 singles and two No 1 albums. She also scored two No 1 singles as a solo artist, but has suffered with depression and told Psychologies magazine that beating it is the best thing she’s done. “We achieved amazing, record-breaking things with the Spice Girls, but, for me, it would be overcoming a lot of personal problems,” she said. “I’m proud I’ve been able to recover, and get myself back to 100 per cent health. “I’ve suffered with depression, and that was the most debilitating thing that has ever happened to me. Recovering from it taught me to appreciate happiness, and that has remained my number-one priority. When you’re happy and strong, you can achieve anything.”

After a two-year break, Melanie C is back with her third solo album ‘Beautiful Intentions’. The album is the first to be released on the singer’s own Red Girl Records label (named after her favorite football team – Liverpool) and precedes her forthcoming UK tour. In Melanie’s own words: “With this album I wanted to show what I do best. I love performing and before we started recording the album we went touring to see what worked live and what people liked.”