Geri Horner has apologized for leaving the Spice Girls almost 20 years ago.
It was May 31, 1998 when Geri (formerly known as Halliwell) announced she was leaving the group.
To mark the 19th anniversary of her departure, a representative for the documentary 20 Years of Spice shared a video on Twitter showing newscasters reporting on the news as well as fans saying how heartbroken they were by the split.
In the caption, they wrote, “19 years ago today, it was announced that @GeriHalliwell had left the Spice Girls in the middle of their world tour.”
Geri actually replied to the tweet by saying, “I’m sorry about that… everything works out in the end, that’s what my mum says!”
At the time of her departure, Geri said, “Sadly I would like to confirm that I have left the Spice Girls. This is because of differences between us. I’m sure the group will continue to be successful and I wish them all the best.”
The following year she launched a solo music career while the band went on hiatus in 2000.
The other girls, Emma Bunton, Mel B, Mel C and Victoria Beckham reunited in 2007 for a world tour and again in 2012 for the London Olympics. Emma, Mel B and Geri are reportedly working on a reunion to celebrate the band’s anniversary.
We’ll tell you what we want, what we really, really want. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get all 5 back together? Never say never, that’s what my mum says, Geri!
Check out the tweets below:
— 20 Years of Spice (@SpiceGirlsFilm) May 31, 2017
I'm sorry about that …💔, everything works out in the end 🌈 , that's what my mum says! X https://t.co/uJF2Ou8mOp
— Geri Horner (@GeriHalliwell) May 31, 2017