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London Olympics so emotional for Spice Girl Geri after private loss

08:27 20 August 2012

Geri Halliwell PIC: Hello! Magazine/PA Wire

Geri Halliwell PIC: Hello! Magazine/PA Wire

Geri Halliwell has revealed the “poignant” secret behind her performance with the Spice Girls at the Olympics closing ceremony.

The singer, who celebrated her 40th birthday with her bandmates in rehearsals for the show, said the performance was particularly emotional because it was held on her late father’s birthday.

She told Hello! magazine: “Sadly he died six months before the Spice Girls, when I was 21. So doing the Olympics on his birthday was so sweet and poignant for me.

“It was a wake-up call, dealing with that pain and loss, then turning it into drive.”

Geri said the four other Spice Girls helped her celebrate the milestone birthday in the run-up in the big night.

She said: “The girls were very sweet and made me feel special. There was a cake, lovely presents - an elegant, pretty necklace - and singing of course.

“No matter what’s happened in the past, we love and accept each other.

“I always laugh most when I’m around them.”

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