Geri Horner, a.k.a. Ginger Spice, Apologizes for Leaving the Spice Girls in 1998

During the last show of the Spice Girls' reunion tour, Geri Horner, aka Ginger Spice, apologized for leaving the band in 1998. "I was just being a brat," she told the crowd.

White, Hair, Street fashion, Clothing, Red, Beauty, Fashion, Hairstyle, Long hair, Outerwear,
(Image credit: Clive Mason)
  • Last night, at the Spice Girls (opens in new tab)' final reunion tour show in London, Geri Horner (aka Ginger Spice), apologized to fans for leaving the group back in 1998.
  • "I'm sorry I left. I was just being a brat," she said to the crowd.
  • Footage of the heartfelt speech was shared on Twitter (opens in new tab).

Way, way back in 1998, if someone ask your elementary school-self to tell them what you wanted (what you really, really wanted), it would probably be for the Spice Girls (opens in new tab) to be whole again.

Well, that never really happened, but now, 21 years later, we're at least getting the apology we never knew we needed.

During the final date of the band's reunion tour (opens in new tab) (which went down at Wembley Stadium in London on June 15), Geri Horner (née Halliwell) aka Ginger Spice (opens in new tab) offered fans a formal apology for her decision to leave the group.

"I need to say something I should have said a long time ago," Geri said to the crowd of diehard fans. "I'm sorry. I'm sorry I left. I was just being a brat. It is so good to be back with the girls that I love."

After Geri's heartfelt speech, the group sang "Goodbye," the single about her departure from the band.

For more stories like this, including celebrity news, beauty and fashion advice, savvy political commentary, and fascinating features, sign up for the Marie Claire newsletter.

subscribe here (opens in new tab)

RELATED STORIES
Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.