Mel B rushed to hospital as Spice Girl undergoes three-hour emergency surgery

Scary Spice Mel B put the frighteners on her fans after spending three hours in surgery.

The 43-year-old has suffered two broken ribs and a severed right hand and was rushed to hospital in New York.

Posting a picture with her arm in giant purple foam protector, she has so far kept the reason behind her mystery accident under wraps.

The Spice Girl has been on a whirlwind tour promoting her new book Brutally Honest, an autobiography laying bare her alleged abusive marriage to former husband Stephen Belafonte .

She was forced to cancel her latest signing after heading to America but promised to reschedule.

She posted on Instagram: "Suffering two broken ribs, a severed right hand needing emergency care, to having had to have over a 3 hr surgery to repair the damage hence the purple sling.

"I’ve had to unfortunately cancel my book signing today in NY, I apologise to each and everyone of you who bought their tickets to meet me today. I’m absolutely gutted but I can assure you it WILL happen at a later date. I promise.

"For now my right hand/arm is all stitched up and I’m trying to keep still to heal my broken ribs, ohhh the pain, but I’m in super safe hands with the care of everyone here at the hospital!!!!! thank you all for understanding, I love you all #accidentshappen #hospital #needtimetoheal."

Mel and the Spice Girls have recently revealed they are to tour together again this summer – minus Victoria Beckham.

In her book she claimed the split from her ex-husband, father of her 11-year-old daughter Angel, left her with less than £800 in the bank.

She said her £80 million fortune was controlled by Belafonte during their decade-long marriage.

Mel alleges her former husband seized control of her finances, and that he made her feel "ugly and worthless".

She said: "In the past 20-something years of my life, I have made more than £80 million.

"When I met my second husband, I had a house and a loft apartment in LA and a good career. When I left him I walked away with $936 (£729) in a bank."

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