Mel B has been battling coronavirus for over a month.
The Spice Girls singer admitted she’s longing to be on holiday in the Maldives but her current reality is that she is “curled up in bed” still recovering from the virus and watching television.
Sharing throwback photos from her last trip to the Maldives, the 46-year-old star wrote on Instagram: “In my head I’m here @youandmemaldives ahhhh what a beautiful place, sunshine crystal clear sea being totally spoilt rotten in my private villa named after me.
“But in reality right now I’m curled up in bed getting over the final long haul of COVID #itsbeen5weeksnow #takemeback to #paradise #covidisnojoke #mydogs #thebestsnuggler thank god for #netflix.()”
Meanwhile, Mel recently reflected on how she suffered night terrors for a long time after ending her marriage to Stephen Belafonte in 2018.
She explained: “I woke up trembling from another nightmare. I couldn’t breathe until I knew that I was safe and my girls were safe.
“This happened for years after I left my abusive partner – but this is the reality of surviving an abusive relationship.
“Leaving is not the end point, as the trauma affects your mental health and sense of safety.”
And mother-of-three Mel took her a long time to get over the mental scarring she suffered during her 10-year marriage to Stephen.
She said: “It was not just the nights, but the daily anxiety and feeling of being watched, monitored and trapped.
“Flashbacks from living in a coercively controlling relationship are constant, as is the need to find order in your own life.
“I found myself writing lists and reordering my clothes and belongings.
“I wanted to literally phyally scrape myself clean of my abusive ex-partner, but it’s harder to scrape away the memories and start to repair the emotional damage.
“Abusers may try to ruin your life after you leave them — the abuse doesn’t end when the relationship ends, and neither should the support.
“All survivors deserve to be heard, and get the help they urgently need.”