The Spice Girls are doing a 2019 reunion tour that will begin in the United Kingdom, but Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) won't be part of the tour. The tour dates are to be announced, and The Sun reports that Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice), Emma Bunton (aka Baby Spice) Mel B (aka Scary Spice) and Mel C (aka Sporty Spice) are all on board for the tour, which will include at least one show at London's Wembley Stadium. Simon Fuller, the Spice Girls' original manager who would go on to create the "Idol" talent-show franchise, is reportedly the mastermind behind the Spice Girls reunion.
Mel B (aka Scary Spice) has been telling the media for months that there would be a Spice Girls reunion tour, but she had implied that Beckham would be part of the reunion. The last time all five original members of the Spice Girls reunited to perform on stage was at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The Spice Girls formed in 1994 and broke up in 2000. The Spice Girls remain one of the world's best-selling all-female groups. Their hits included "Wannabe," "2 Become 1," "Say You'll Be There" and "Spice Up Your Life." After the breakup, Beckham was the only member of the group to leave the music business. She has since become a well-known fashion mogul with her eponymous fashion brand. However, all five original members of the Spice Girls did a "Return of the Spice Girls" reunion tour, which went to several countries from December 2007 to February 2008.
The news of the Spice Girls' 2019 reunion tour came shortly before Mel B, who is a judge on "America's Got Talent," announced that she is entering rehab for alcohol and sex addiction.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun on Sunday, Mel B explained why she's going to rehab: “The past six months have been incredibly difficult for me. I’ve been working with a writer on my book, Brutally Honest, and it has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life … I am still struggling but if I can shine a light on the issue of pain, PTSD and the things men and women do to mask it, I will do. I am speaking about this because this is a huge issue for so many people."
Mel B said she will go into rehab sometime in September 2018, but did not say how long she plans to stay. She added that her rehabilitation “has to be in the U.K. because I am very, very British and I know that will work best for me."