It was 19 years ago yesterday that Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls in the middle of their world tour.
The girls would continue on for one more record without their other Spice sister, but they soon dismembered.
A Spice Girls fan account, @SpiceGirlsFilm, tweeted out a compilation video of Halliwell’s exit from the group and its repercussions in 1997.
— 20 Years of Spice (@SpiceGirlsFilm) May 31, 2017
Halliwell noticed the video and retweeted it with an apology.
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
When she originally left the band, she said in a statement that the difference between her and the other four girls drove her out of the group.
‘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,” she had said about her departure.
Fans were very happy Halliwell apologized for it:
It was 💔 at the time but what you needed to do..you had a great solo pop journey & became a Spice Girl again (Happy Ending) ✌️ #girlpower
— 🐻 Matthew 🐻 (@cub_poplad) June 1, 2017
You're forgiven darling 😘 ❤️ although for many of us, it was our first heartbreak and a very sad day 😢. Love ya! ✌🏻💙❤️
— Spice Girls LatAm (@sgfcla) June 1, 2017
Everything happens 4 a reason. I think u and the girls have a tighter friendship now. And it gave us your amazing solo career.
— Rafael Martínez (@RafaMartinezL) June 1, 2017
— Mons†er (@JoseAnHz) May 31, 2017
Geri honey, don't apologize you did what you had to do. Of course i was very heartbroken and felt empty😢 but you're still here 😘Love U G❤💋
— Yolanda Liebregts (@Raptor_Maid) May 31, 2017
— Matt (@Hoiskiez) June 1, 2017
No need to apologize Geri. You had to do what was best for you! x
— loud (@savannaloud) June 1, 2017
Viva forever, truly.