Geri Halliwell Apologizes for Leaving the Spice Girls, 19 Years After She Quit in the Middle of a World Tour
Nineteen years after leaving the Spice Girls in the middle of a world tour, Geri Halliwell apologized to fans on Twitter for her sudden departure.
A fan account tweeted a compilation video of headlines about Halliwell’s disappearance from the tour, writing, “19 years ago today, it was announced that @GeriHalliwell had left the Spice Girls in the middle of their world tour.”
Halliwell, 44, responded to the tweet, writing, “I’m sorry about that… everything works out in the end, that’s what my mum says! X.”
While her exit shocked fans around the world at the time, Twitter users seemed forgiving all these years later.
The Spice Girls formed in 1994 and their first hit single, “Wannabe,” hit the airwaves in 1996, launching them to superstardom.
In 1998, Halliwell announced her departure from the group, stating, “Sadly I would like to confirm that I have left the Spice Girls. This is because of differences between us. I’m sure the group will continue to be successful and I wish them all the best.”
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“I don’t think it was my feud. I think she had some stuff going on in her head,” she said.
“I don’t think she could take the pressure,” Brown told Cohen.”She actually talked about it in her book, and she just bounced.”
“But she happened to have left on my birthday,” she added, joking, “What a b––––!”
Since then, the friends have mended fences, reuniting for a 2007 concert tour, and performing at the 2012 London Olympics.
Halliwell, who is now married to Christian Horner and is a mother of two, recently got a blast from the past when she revisited the location of the “Wannabe” music video.