"I was getting a bit nervous," the singer says of rehearsing her risqué Vegas revue
Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown isn’t the shy type, but she admits she’s had to explore unorthodox methods to prep for her upcoming burlesque-style show in Las Vegas.
“My friend hypnotized me before I started rehearsals to have a real open mind,” the singer, 34, says of April 18 debut in PEEPSHOW, at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Mel B and actress Kelly Monaco, both Dancing With the Stars alums, will appear in the racy production with topless dancers – but will keep on their own tops.
“I was getting a bit nervous. My anxiety was getting to me,” Mel B tells PEOPLE. “I was hypnotized to calm me down and it worked.”
Brown adds that her husband loves what he’s seen of the show so far – “He’s a big fan,” she says – but her children, ages 2 and 10, aren’t ready to see this side of Mommy onstage.
“They haven’t seen the show and they’re not going to,” says the singer-dancer. “They’re not old enough!”