Mel B Sees the Bright Side of Learning Difficulties

Mel B is still learning about herself at the age of 42.

The former Spice Girl recently appeared on the British talk show, Loose Women, where she revealed that she had been diagnosed with dyslexia.

The singer said she had always struggled in school and was often thought of simply as being mischievous.

“I felt very dumb, or thick, because everyone else could understand everything except for me. The school was very tough for me because I didn’t understand very much at all,” she explained.

Mel B detailed the struggles she endured, but also the relief she now feels:

“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, read it over and over again, or it would take me five months to read one chapter of a book. To get diagnosed with dyslexia made me feel relieved.”

But it’s not all doom and gloom, as Scary Spice has chosen to see the bright side, saying, “Now I see it as a gift and a blessing… This is why I’ve been the way I am and this is why I’ve been part of an amazing girl group and this is why I’ve been able to cope with the pressure, so I’m very thankful for it.”

And we’re thankful it never got her down!