Pop star Melanie Brown was recently thrown into panic during rehearsals for a music awards show - after she feared she was going blind.
The former Spice Girl was doing a run-through of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards ceremony, which she co-hosted with Reverend Run on Wednesday (15Oct08), when her vision began to fail.
Brown, who had laser treatment on her eyes eight years ago, rushed to a specialist after realising she couldn't read her lines.
She explains, "I had a bit of a nightmare. I was reading the autocue and then suddenly I realised that I couldn't see properly. I had laser treatment done to correct it, but it's started to reverse.
"It's scary, I'm going blind again. I had to run out to the opticians during rehearsals and they tested my eyes and now I have to wear glasses."