Mel C, formerly known as “Sporty Spice,” has written an essay on why she chose to opt out of the Spice Girls reunion tour. In the essay, published in The Love magazine, Mel reflects on both the positive and negative aspects of fame, her love for Madonna and the ties that she still feels she shares with her former bandmates.
During her time in the Spice Girls, Chisholm played the role of the tracksuit wearing tomboy in opposition with her more flamboyant and feminine bandmates Baby, Scary, Ginger and Posh.
“You’re not going to get me complaining about my life - it’s brilliant,” she wrote in the essay. “I know some people complain about the attention - but I wanted to be famous from the start. Like the rest of the Spice Girls I learnt very early on that you can’t take one slice of pie when it comes to fame. You have to eat the whole thing.”
She expressed that it took therapy and the experience of being a mother to accept the celebrity that she found 20 years ago.
Chisholm further wrote, “Don’t get me wrong - I totally get it. But is it a new rule that bands have to reform? Why can’t we just be remembered for our incredible achievements in the nineties. When we embarked on the  reunion tour it was amazing, scary and surreal all at the same time. The five of us back together again. Like we’d stepped back in time for a global celebration of the band.”
Despite their success in 2007, Chisholm wrote that while she felt bad letting both her former bandmates and the fans down, the 20-year reunion tour just didn’t feel right to her.
The Spice Girls reunion was officially confirmed this past July and will include the three original members Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell, Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton and Melanie “Scary Spice” Bunton. It was reported that Chisholm is currently working on a career as a solo recording artist and Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham was not joining in order to focus on her family and fashion endeavors.