Heidi Klum says Mel B's 'spirits are up' as 'AGT' judge prepares to enter rehab (Exclusive)

Heidi Klum is proud of her friend Mel B

The 45-year-old supermodel and TV personality spoke with ET’s Denny Directo at the live taping of America’s Got Talent on Tuesday about her fellow judge ahead of her previously announced time in rehab. 

“To me, she seems [to be] doing really well,” Klum tells ET. “Yeah, spirit is up. She’s excited to come to work. We’re having a good time together. I think she’s good.”

This comes after Mel announced in August that she was planning to check herself into a facility in September. 

At the the time, Mel told Lea Michele, who was filling in for Ellen DeGeneres, the real reason behind her decision

"No, I’m not an alcoholic. No, I’m not a sex addict. I was with the same person for 10 years,” she said. “It was quite a turmoil, very intense… I do suffer a lot from PTSD.” 

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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)
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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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In late August, more of the singer’s fellow judges lent their support ahead of her stint in rehab. 

“She’s a very strong, wonderful lady who’s battled what a lot of people battle,” Howie Mandel told ET at the time. “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.” 

Simon Cowell echoed the sentiment, adding, “Mel’s a trooper… she comes to the show, leaves everything behind, focuses on the contestant. That’s a true professional.” 

The America’s Got Talent finale airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. 

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