Gary Thatcher draws our attention to The Mirror's coverage of the Spice announcement, and in particular, Polly Hudson's commentary:
We'd have thought that the last word in the paragraph might have alerted Hudson to the overstatement of her first sentence. As Edgar says, "The worst is not, so long as we can say, "Sheesh!"
Polly is puzzled:
No, hang on, she's outraged:
So, either there were large numbers of fans who needed to have the news broken to them, or there was no reason for them to make an announcement. Unless you're Polly, of course, in which case both contradictory stances can exist together.
That they haven't actually cancelled any shows doesn't seem to have made their behaviour any more forgivable for Hudson.