Mel B was in the hospital after an accident left her with a severed hand and broken ribs that required immediate surgery.
The Spice Girls member posted a photo of herself on the mend early Monday that featured her in a sling and with an explanation of what happened. Mel says she required emergency care in London this weekend after suffering 2 broken ribs, a "severed" right hand ... and a heck of a lot of pain. It's unclear what caused this, but it sounds nasty.
Sources say she was staying at a friend's house Saturday night. She was asleep in an upstairs bedroom when she woke up and decided to go downstairs. We're told the staircase was narrow and Mel lost her footing and fell.
Mel thanks the doctors and nurses who are helping her recover through the ordeal, and says she was forced to cancel a book signing in New York because of the injuries.
The other Spice Girls came to visit her in the hospital, and they all posed a photo together.
The Spice Girls are embarking on a new U.K. tour. Get well soon!