Mel B says she was hospitalized with two broken ribs and a severed hand

Mel B is putting her plans on hold.

The 43-year-old Spice Girls singer took to Instagram on Monday to share a snap of herself bandaged up. Wearing a blue hoodie with the word “Love,” Mel is staring blankly at the camera as she holds up her right hand, which is bandaged in purple foam and held in a sling around her neck. 

According to Mel, she suffered two broken ribs and a severed right hand. Though Scary Spice didn’t reveal how the injuries occurred, she thanked both the hospital staff and her fans for their support as she heals.

“Thank you to all the wonderful nurses [doctors] and my amazing surgeon for the care and expertise given to me here at the hospital I’ve been staying at, suffering 2 broken ribs a severed right hand,” Mel wrote. “[From] needing [emergency] care, to having had to have over a 3 [hour] surgery to repair the damage hence the purple sling.”

As a result of the injury, Mel was forced to cancel her New York book signing, something she said she was “gutted” over.

“I’ve had to unfortunately cancel my book signing today in NY, “ she wrote. “I [apologize] to each and everyone one of you who bought [their] tickets to meet me today😩I’m absolutely gutted but I can assure you it WILL happen at a later date, I promise.”

With the surgery complete and some time to rest, Mel is just doing her best to stay still as she begins to heal.

“For now my right arm/hand is all stitched up and I’m trying to keep still to heal my broken ribs, ohhh the pain,” she wrote. “But I’m in super safe hands with the care of everyone here at the hospital!!!!! Thank you all for understanding, I love you all.”

She concluded her post with the hashtags “#accidentshappen, #needtimetoheal and #hospital.”

The scary injury comes in the midst of a busy time for the singer, who recently released Brutally Honest, her memoir, and is set to tour with the Spice Girls next year.

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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)
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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)
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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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