Geri Halliwell has apologized for quitting the UK girl-group quintet the Spice Girls in 1998 mid-tour.
“I’m sorry about that,” the singer, now Geri Horner, 44, posted on Twitter in response to a fan-site tweet noting the 19th anniversary of her departure. “Everything works out in the end, that’s what my mum says! X,” Halliwell added, indicating a kiss.
The Spice Girls, featuring Halliwell as “Ginger Spice,” Victoria Adams, now Victoria Beckham (“Posh Spice”), Melanie Brown (“Scary Spice”), Emma Bunton (“Baby Spice”) and Melanie Chisholm (“Sporty Spice”), formed in the mid-1990s and released several hits including “Wannabe,” “2 Become 1” and “Too Much,” as well as a cheekily surreal mockumentary, “Spice World.” The group continued as a quartet before dissolving.
They reunited for an 11-concert tour in 2007, and again to perform a medley of “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony. A jukebox musical, “Viva Forever!,” with a story by “Absolutely Fabulous” co-creator and star Jennifer Saunders, ran on London’s West End from December 2012 to June 2013.
In May 2015, Halliwell married Formula One race car driver Christian Horner.