Amelle Berrabah happy again

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 November 2009
Amelle Berrabah

Amelle Berrabah happy again

Sugababes star Amelle Berrabah says she feels much happier after spending time in an Austrian clinic being treated for confidence issues

Amelle Berrabah feels "cleansed" after her recent stint in a clinic.

The Sugababes singer - who was omitted to a centre last month after the pressures of the band's recent line-up change took their toll - is feeling great after her three-week stay in an Austrian clinic, which she says was to help with her confidence problems.

She said: "I'm really good. I'm happy happy! Haha! I heard I went to some depression clinic. It wasn't a clinic. It's a place in Austria where you cleanse your mind, body and spirit. You can walk around in your dressing gown day and night, you don't have to wear make-up, no one's judging you. I spoke to a life coach and sorted myself out a little bit."

The 25-year-old beauty began to feel out of sorts after the constant criticism became too "cut-throat" for her to handle.

She explained Britain's Times newspaper: "I needed to get my confidence back. It can be very cut-throat, you need a thick skin. People criticise you a lot, dissect you bit by bit, your looks, your vocals, your skin, what you're wearing!"

The Sugababes recently altered their line-up, with Jade Ewen joining Amelle and Heidi Range following the departure of Keisha Buchanan - the final remaining original member of the trio - amid allegations she had bullied Amelle.

Amelle admits her treatment has caused her to reassess how she lets others treat her.

She explained: "If I could turn back time, I would have made it clear not to speak to me in certain ways or treat me in certain ways. I would have put a stop to that a long time ago.

"But I'm grateful to Heidi and Jade for understanding, and grateful to the label. Three weeks is a b***dy long time, especially in this industry."

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