While former Spice Girl and 'X Factor UK' judge Mel B was notably absent from the show on Saturday, Dec. 13, rumors began swirling of the singer's whereabouts. And when she appeared on the Season 11 finale on Sun, Dec. 14 looking bruised, the rumors grew even worse, with many fans taking to Twitter to accuse her husband of abuse.

Director Stephen Belafonte, Mel B's husband of seven years, went on Twitter to vehemently deny the accusations, writing:

According to the Daily Mail, Scary Spice appeared bruised and scratched on the show's finale and was not wearing her wedding ring. When fans combined the two facts, they immediately began questioning Belafonte.

When asked about her health on the finale, Mel B reportedly answered, “I really missed being here but thanks to all the doctors and nurses who took care of me and got me here tonight."

While there is no official word on what illness the singer is suffering from, News Australia reports that she was rushed to the hospital in London due to a supposed stomach ulcer.

We're keeping Mel B in our thoughts and hope she gets well soon.