Emma Bunton: My Ankle Will be OK for London.

Emma Bunton: My Ankle Will be OK for London

EMMA BUNTON is on crutches after falling on stage in Las Vegas.

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The blonde singer was performing with her fellow Spice Girls at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on Tuesday night (11.12.07) when she tripped and sprained her ankle.

She said: “I took a tumble on stage and unfortunately I have sprained my ankle, so I’m hobbling around on crutches!”

But the new mother reassured fans she will be fine for the girls’ upcoming London performances this weekend (15.12.07), adding: “I’m sure to make a speedy recovery, so see you all at The O2 arena!”

Emma used crutches and was helped by a bodyguard as she appeared alongside Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Mel C and Geri Halliwell to officially christen a Virgin Atlantic plane Spice One in their honour at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday (12.12.07).

The girls said: “It’s fantastic to have a plane named in our honour. We wish everyone who travels onboard Spice One a great flight!”

All five girls will be travelling from Los Angeles to Britain aboard Spice One, and Virgin Atlantic boss Sir Richard Branson added: “We are proud to be bringing the Spice Girls back in style for their home-coming tour, and back in time for Christmas, following their triumphant US shows.”

This isn’t the first time Emma has had problems with her ankle. In June 1997, she broke it after falling off one of her towering platform shoes while filming a segment for a Turkish TV show.