Spice Girls cancel their world tour after Mel B's bombshell about Geri Halliwell

goss 08/04/2019

The Spice Girls have reportedly backed out of plans to take their reunion tour worldwide following Mel B's admission that she and Geri Horner had a lesbian fling in the '90s.

The iconic girl group are scheduled play eight dates across the UK this year, and were allegedly set to announce shows in the US and Australia before Scary Spice dropped a bombshell during an interview with Piers Morgan.

According to the Mail On Sunday, a source revealed that Mel B's claims the pair were intimate during the height of the Spice Girls' success created irreversible tension within the group.

"It has been a hugely dramatic week. At one point last Sunday, the tour wasn't happening," the unnamed source apparently said.

"They agreed that they had to do the British dates because they are under contract and they don't want to let their fans down, but there won't be any more.

"There had been plans to keep it going but no more."

When asked by Piers Morgan if she had ever "dabbled" with Geri, Mel B answered: "She's going to hate me for this because she's all posh in her country house... but it's a fact.

"It just happened and we just giggled at it and that was it."

Since then, Geri has released a statement denying the claims, calling them "hurtful".

"It has been very disappointing to read about all these rumours again, especially on Mother's Day of all days," the statement read.

"Geri loves the Spice Girls... she would like [the fans] to know that what has been reported recently is simply not true and has been very hurtful to her family."

However, the Evening Standard reports that a representative for the band called speculation of a cancelled world tour "incorrect and factually untrue".