Phoenix con­fronted me af­ter sui­cide at­tempt

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Mel sparked con­cern in 2014 when she appeared on the live X Fac­tor semi-fi­nal with bruises on her face and arms and mi­nus her wed­ding ring. The singer had at­tempted to take her own life just three days ear­lier, swal­low­ing 200 painkillers. ‘Be­hind the glit­ter of fame, I felt emo­tion­ally bat­tered,’ she says. ‘I felt ugly and de­tested by the very man who once promised to love and pro­tect me.’ Mel says she wrote a sui­cide note to her daugh­ter Phoenix, but then re­alised she didn’t want to die. As she tried to make her way to the hos­pi­tal, Mel found her­self ‘crash­ing’ into the door, which caused the bruis­ing. She woke up in hos­pi­tal to Phoenix rag­ing, ‘Why, Mum? Why? Why?’ ‘It was the sad­dest mo­ment of my life,’ re­calls the singer.

Sus­pi­cious­look­ing marks

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