'America's Got Talent' judge hospitalized with panic attack
Melanie Brown, the former Spice Girl and current judge on American's Got Talent, had to be hospitalized due to a panic attack caused by flashbacks of her relationship with Stephen Belafonte.
Last Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the singer arranged to meet Belafonte at their home so they could retrieve their personal objects from it, but she started having trouble breathing before that could happen.
During an interview with The Blast, Brown shared that her heart started beating very rapidly as images of her abusive life with Belafonte flashed before her eyes.
Just the thought of having to go back to the home where it all happened made her sick, and knowing that she would be face to face with the man who abused her for so long brought her terror.
According to Brown, being in the same confined space with Belafonte was terrifying, and not being able to shake away the feeling of dread caused her to panic.
She was later transported to Cedar Sinai Hospital but checked in under a false name in order to avoid attracting unwanted attention from the paparazzi.
Brown was recently granted a new temporary restraining order against Belafonte as their ongoing court feud continues. Now, the 43-year-old producer is required to stay 100 yards away from his ex-wife.
The restraining order will be valid until the next hearing, which will take place on July 6, 2018. The former Spice Girl requested a restraining order to be granted to her children as well but her appeal was denied.
According to court documents, Brown sought protection after an incident that took place on May 25, during which Belafonte turned hostile towards her when she arrived at their home to pick up some personal items.
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