After an outcry from Melanie Brown's fans overloaded Twitter Sunday night upon seeing her bruise appearance on The X Factor U.K., her husband, Stephen Belafonte, slammed rumors that he physically abused his wife.
The former Spice Girls member was rushed to the hospital Thursday night, forcing her to miss Saturday night's live show and be replaced by former judge Tulisa Contostavlos. When she returned in time for Sunday's performances, fans immediately noticed some bruising and scratches on her face and skin and also spotted her missing wedding ring. After that, people started speculating that her husband might have had something to do with her hospital stay.
"Mel B's got a well iffy bruise on her cheek, scratches on the top of her arms and no wedding ring...#xfactor," Twitter user @tomstonerman wrote, while @mrlukerobinson tweeted, "So Mel B was APPARANTLY beaten up by her husband that's why she couldn't make it last night. Hense the bruise on cheek and no wedding ring."
But apparently enough was enough for Belafonte, as he finally responded to all of the rumors swirling around the Internet.