Mel B has explained in court documents why she was forced to pull out of The X Factor finale in 2014 – and claims she used her return to the programme to send a message to estranged husband Stephen Belafonte.

The Spice Girls singer, 41, made headlines when she dropped out of the Saturday night show, saying at the time she’d been ill for days and was following doctors’ orders.

In a statement delivered to Los Angeles Superior Court, the popstar claims she took an overdose of Aspirin.

Belafonte, 41, has claimed someone’s trying to paint him as a “bad guy.”

Source: Mel B explains