Mel B says she is 'bedridden' by Covid as she enters fifth week of battling the virus

By Jasmine Allday

Mel B has been left "bedridden" by coronavirus.

The Spice Girls star claims she is still suffering the effects of Covid, five weeks after she first caught the virus.

Mel revealed she was unwell as she dreamed of being back on holiday in the Maldives again, as she said coronavirus was "no joke".

She shared a string of pictures from her getaway, as she wished she was back in full health.

"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," she wrote on Instagram.

Mel B shared a string of photos from her holiday in the Maldives (officialmelb/Instagram)

"But in reality right now I’m curled up in bed getting over the final long haul of COVID #itsbeen5weeksnow. Take me back to paradise, #covidisnojoke."

The pandemic has been difficult for Mel as she has been separated from her youngest daughter Madison, who is with her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte in Los Angeles, whilst she is living in Leeds.

She told OK! : "I’ve been a single parent for a long time, as I’ve always been the one who financially and emotionally supported my family.

Mel B is currently battling Covid-19 (Dave Benett/Getty Images)
The singer has been left bedridden for five weeks (Dave Benett/Getty Images)

"Unfortunately, due to the justice system, a difficult situation with my ex, and the fact that my youngest is an American citizen, I have shared care of Madison – and because of Covid, flying between America and the UK has been really difficult.

"Not having my baby with me for months at a time is the hardest thing I’ve had to deal with."

Mel - who also has Phoenix, 22, and Angel, 14, from previous relationships - has a new found "sympathy" for teachers after trying to homeschool her own kids during lockdown.

Mel B is best known for being a part of the Spice Girls (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

"I have so much sympathy for all the parents who went through home schooling, and so much respect for teachers," she added.

"I had no problems with Angel because she’s 14 and pretty academic. Madi loves school but she’s nine, and her classes were in LA so we had some pretty late lessons."

She continued: "As far as juggling is concerned, my life has been one long juggling act, but now I can lean on my family, which is a massive thing for me."

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