Sugababes Amelle: Keisha nearly ruined me

Amelle Berrabah of the Sugababes, speaks out about her rift with ex-Sugababe Keisha Buchanan.

Sugababe Amelle Berrabah has revealed the reason she went to rehab and spills the beans on why original Sugababe Keisha Buchanan was replaced by Eurovision star Jade Ewen.

Speaking for the first time about the Sugababes split between Amelle Berrabah, Heidi Range and Keisha Buchanan, Amelle, 25, said, ‘When I was in LA I said, “I can’t do this any more“. I was willing not to even be in a band.’

‘I still really respect Keisha but at the end of the last line-up it was getting really difficult for me and Heidi – to the point that it was going on for months and months. It ground me and Heidi down. I couldn’t take it any more.’

The stress of the band and the infighting started to take it’s toll on Amelle, who admitted in an interview to Guilty Pleasures that, ‘Keisha ruined my career, almost.’

‘Someone said there is this really great retreat that people go to for all different reasons, even with really stressy jobs. To clear your head. It definitely did the trick. I definitely needed it but I didn’t know what I wanted at the start. I just knew I wasn’t myself and I wasn’t right. I knew I needed to take some time out but I didn’t know how,’ she said.

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