Singer/actress Melanie Brown, aka Mel B, was recently diagnosed with dyslexic after struggling to read for decades.

Last year, the former Spice Girls star was diagnosed with the reading disorder, which is normally diagnosed in children. She told U.K. chat show 'Loose Women' that she initially thought her brain was "wired different", and that she's relieved to know it is only dyslexia.

"I sort of hid it but I didn't know what I was hiding; I'd see words written backwards and I'd have to memorize lyrics over and over again, or it would take me five months to read one chapter of a book," she said on Tuesday. "To get diagnosed with dyslexia made me feel really relieved."

"Now I know why I struggled so much for all these years, especially at school where I was just considered the naughty one, when actually I didn't understand what they were writing on the blackboard," she added. "I felt very dumb, or thick, because everyone else could understand everything except for me. School was very tough for me because I didn't understand very much at all."

The 43-year-old and her large entourage were spotted leaving the London studio where the 'Loose Women' TV show is taped in the UK on Tuesday. She wore a denim long sleeved shirt over blue gym shorts. She accessorized her casual outfit with red stiletto pumps, a Gucci backpack, and colorful hair clips.

Photos by RUSHEN / BACKGRID


  • Rayne

    But who is that lady in the first pic? Too much makeup or what? I like Mel.

  • Carrington

    Mel B was fine. Now she looks... plastic. SMH I wish these women would just grow old gracefully.

  • WhoKnew

    Brain wired wrong? Umm-kay. Just say no to all 59 drugs you probably use and hopefully your brain will start functioning a little bit. There's no going back to a drug-free clear mind once you have destroyed it. I've seen it in friends and relatives. Just say no!!!

  • Tiff J

    That's quite an outfit. :blankstare:

  • sunni_daze

    Smoking crack also makes your brain re-wire and she been lookin real crack-headish these last few years.

  • WhoKnew

    That's quite a face...double blank stare and two blinks...

  • SummerBaby

    Wtf she do to her face?! ??

  • MJF

    From the waist down, she could pass for Caitlyn Jenner. Oh no baby, what is you doing?!!!

  • SummerBaby

    Glad she was able to get her dyslexia diagnosis.

  • Dahl

    I like her, but it took 43 years for this diagnosis...?

  • T3

    She looks like Tamar in the first pic.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Bitch thought coke fried her brain but she is 43 with undiagnosed dyslexia. Fix it Jesus

  • Renee26

    It must have if she didn't realize what the issue was until now... Fried eggs for brains

  • Renee26

    ???

  • Vegas1989

    Yes she does. She should quick messing up her face...SMH

  • justlooking

    Mel B Diagnosed with Dyslexia; She thought her brain was ‘wired different’
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    We did too!!!

  • sherri2016

    My brother is also dyslexic and Baltimore city schools kept trying to pass him luckily my father wasn’t going to allow them to just pass him through without getting him some help

  • Shira Harding-James

    Thought it was Tamar at first

  • JustB

    Good now do your own research and find a good stylist in the UK...

  • Coy little wink

    What happened to her gorgeous natural curls...

    She needs to eat...and throw those shorts and wig in the nearest trash can

  • SweetTEE

    *giggles*

  • SweetTEE

    How is she damn near 50 and never figured this out? Everybody has heard that dyslexia causes your words to appear to be written backwards..

    Leave those drugs ALONE girl. They messing with your hair, skin and weight.

  • SweetTEE

    I think its the drugs.. look at her skin. She got that dry ash.

  • Panther Charleston

    I'll tell you what she can damn read: the directions to the damn gym! Girl that 43-year-old body looking fit! Way to go.

  • dru and neil

    She’s 43, and a mom of three and just now getting diagnosed? She had to know something was seriously wrong much sooner than this.

  • dru and neil

    She used to have the perfect athletic body. I’m not sure what she’s doing to herself, hope she’s not sick.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    She read those digits in order from Eddie's child support checks.

  • Logan Roberts

    Scary Spice has too many damn struggles.

  • hottlanta

    She is suffering from divorcelexia. It has truly taken a toll on her.

  • Renee Bee

    Bloop!

  • Stacey J

    Is that why she thought she was invited to the royal wedding when she wasn't?

  • Jennifer

    ...And they all go get the same plastic face, the Lady Elaine from Mr. Rogers land of make believe.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Why all these celebs putting all this shit in their face???are chipmunk cheeks the new standard of beauty I mean it looks absolutely ridiculous...let me kno so I can get squirrelly out here in these streets...

  • imright

    thats not dyslexia thats COCAINE ?????

  • Cali

    ??

  • hottlanta

    Reading money is different that reading words. With words you gotta figure out is it a noun, verb or adjective (big word so proud of myself). With money it all about the zero's and keep it moving.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Lawwwd I am weeeak
    ????

  • abby500

    So it NEVER occurred to her, in this day, with ALL the information on the internet and others who have spoke out, that she may have been dyslexic? Not only is she dyslexic, but she’s STUPID.

  • abby500

    Right. She’s stupid

  • free

    i was gonna try to type it up but i see you already saved me the keystrokes.

  • free

    #dead

  • SickWidIt2dabone

    ????

  • BeUtFullSoul

    WHO is her HAIR "stylist"?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vonn

    Why is Mel looking like Sammy Sosa in a couple of these pics?

  • Trace da Ace

    I'm gonna need Mel B to get her shit together, starting with that atrocious outfit!!! She has been having struggle issues with her hair.....see she attempted to blow it out...but Mel....you have been looking real crazy lately...and I'm gonna need you to pull it back in honey.....and please get some weight back on you....your making us look bad.

  • Trace da Ace

    NEVER been a fan of heels and socks....NO BUENO!

  • Nonya Bizness

    LOL Willie Williams "Big Word".

  • Trace da Ace

    lmao....thats why she kept it hush hush.....some much blow....and pills and such....

  • Nonya Bizness

    I believe her. I think it's sad she struggled like that, but I'm happy she now knows what the issue is and can get help. I had a stepsister who couldn't read when she was like 13-14. She had lived with her mom, and my mom figured it out when she couldn't read the Oatmeal Container when trying to make Oatmeal Cookies. Ca schools passed her though.

  • hottlanta

    He was the first person l thought about when l typed that word. The man is a genius.

  • tintin

    a person that can't read is the best at math. I have witnessed this firsthand.

  • tintin

    she ain't stupid, stop people.

  • stav

    The fillers in her face has completely changed her face, and not for the better!

  • stav

    A white guy , that has no idea what he's doing, and It shows!

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    Whats up with the hair clips???

  • DETROITTOATL

    Blank stare at the whole outfit.

  • DETROITTOATL

    I digress...

  • DETROITTOATL

    COCAINE is a hell of drug.

  • Pnthr

    Now what's the reason for her dating abusive losers and allowing them to abuse her daughters? Is pickmeism about to be a new personality disorder? I'm sure she has that too.

  • ViolettaBliss

    Nope don't believe it ..

  • Logan Roberts

    I thought she let one of her kids play in her hair?

  • Represent All Day

    No....her MOTHER failed her! As a parent, how do you not know that your 13/14 year cant read???? Bad parenting at its finest

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    She used to be so pretty to me in a weird kind of way. Now she just looks plan ol' weird smdh

  • Lainy Damone

    But cant understand how it took this long to figure out and she has kids Dont you read to them?

  • Passion

    Dyslexia had nothing to do with that outfit and shoes!
    Hmm ? but I think she confused the night cream with the skin bleaching cream!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    My Goodness! That first pic is STRAIGHT BOTOX!