How Mel B's 'America's Got Talent' co-stars are supporting her ahead of rehab (Exclusive)

Following the revelation that Mel B is planning on entering rehab after the conclusion of this season of America's Got Talent, the performer's AGT family is doing everything they can to support their friend and co-star.

Tuesday's new live episode was the first to air since the news broke, though the former Spice Girls star made no reference to her announcement during the broadcast. However, after the show, Mel B's fellow judges opened up to ET about her struggles.

"She’s a very strong, wonderful lady whose battled what a lot of people battle," fellow judge Howie Mandel told ET's Denny Directo after Tuesday's show.

"I'm just amazed at how she can show up and be a true professional and just a wonderful person who is entertaining and I'm thrilled and I feel lucky that I get to sit beside her and that America gets to enjoy her and watch her and listen to her," Mandel added.

While it was originally reported by a number of tabloids that Mel B was seeking treatment for alcohol and sex addiction, the singer shot down those rumors during an interview with The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and explained that she's looking to get help dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder associated with her father's death last year and her subsequent divorce from Stephen Belafonte.

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AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Live Quarter Finals Results 2' Episode 1314 -- Pictured: Mel B -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 22: (L-R) Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell and Mel B attend a ceremony honoring Cowell with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 21: Mel B attends 'America's Got Talent' Season 13 Live Show Red Carpet at Dolby Theatre on August 21, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 14: Mel B attends 'America's Got Talent' Season 13 Live Show Red Carpet at Dolby Theatre on August 14, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
TODAY -- Pictured: Hoda Kotb and Mel B on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 02: TV host Mel B attends NBCUniversal's Summer Press Day 2018 at The Universal Studios Backlot on May 2, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Judge's Cuts 1' Episode 1307 -- Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Mel B, Ken Jeong, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 24: Mel B arrives at the Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 24: Heidi Klum (L) and Mel B attend Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/KCA2018/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Auditions' -- Pictured: Mel B -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Auditions' -- Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Ventriloquist-singer Darci Lynne Farmer (L) and Singer-songwriter-TV personality Mel B attend NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Finale at the Dolby Theatre on September 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Live Finale Results' Episode 1224 -- Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandell, Mel B, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Mel B arrives at the NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Finale Week at Dolby Theatre on September 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Live Results 4' -- Pictured: Mel B -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 15: Mel B, Melanie Brown arrives at the Premiere Of NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 at Dolby Theatre on August 15, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 15: Mel B, Melanie Brown arrives at the Premiere Of NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 at Dolby Theatre on August 15, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Live Show 1' -- Pictured: Mel B -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Judge Cuts' Episode 1210 -- Pictured: Mel B -- (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Singer Mel B and family attend City Year Los Angeles Spring Break on May 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Judge Cuts' Episode 1211 -- Pictured: Mel B -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 27: Singer Mel B arrives at NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Judge Cut Rounds at the NBC Universal Lot on April 27, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - MARCH 27: Mel B attends NBC's 'America's Got Talent' season 12 kickoff at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 27, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 27: Singer Mel B arrives at NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Judge Cut Rounds at the NBC Universal Lot on April 27, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Auditions Pasadena Civic Auditorium -- Pictured: Mel B -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MARCH 27: Mel B attends NBC's 'America's Got Talent' season 12 kickoff at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 27, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Singer/Model Mel B is seen walking in Soho on January 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Mel B during Tuesday's 01/17/16 show in New York. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Singer/Model Mel B is seen walking in Soho on January 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: Singer and television personality Mel B enters the 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' taping at Ed Sullivan Theater on January 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: Singer and television personality Mel B enters the 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' taping at Ed Sullivan Theater on January 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
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Mandel said that he is ready and willing to help Mel B with "whatever she needs from me."

"I hope that she would reach out and I'll reach out to her," he shared. "She's a friend and I think we have to be there for our friends and people we admire. And she's certainly someone I admire and whatever she wants from me and needs from me, I'm there for her."

Heidi Klum shared similar sentiments, telling ET, "I'm her friend and I've been her friend for a really long time and I'm always going to be there for her and help her with whatever she needs help in."

As for Simon Cowell -- who has famously had something of a contentious relationship with Mel B -- the outspoken English TV personality said he has "a lot of respect" for her work ethic and professionalism.

"Mel's a trooper… she comes to the show, leaves everything behind, focuses on the contestant. That is a true professional," Cowell told ET. "She's so professional, it's all about the contestants with her, so a lot of respect for her."

While Mel B didn't do press interviews after the show, she opened up to Ellen's guest host Lea Michele, and explained the reason for her upcoming rehab stint.

"I’ve been in therapy since my father got diagnosed with cancer nine years ago. My therapy changed a little bit because I was in a very intense relationship, which you can all read about in my book [Brutally Honest]," Mel B shared. "I do address a lot of those issues. But you know, no, I'm not an alcoholic. No, I'm not a sex addict."

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AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Auditions' -- Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Mel B, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Auditions' -- Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 02: Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Howie Mandel attend the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day 2018 at Universal Studios Backlot on May 2, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 02: Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Howie Mandel attend the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day 2018 at Universal Studios Backlot on May 2, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
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