Britney Spears has revealed the REAL reason for the public breakdown that led to her shaving her head and pulling away from the public eye. Britney claims the reason for her breakdown a decade ago was… severe anxiety.
At the time, insiders told the media that it was more complicated than that. Britney was allegedly dealing with several mental health issues (for example bipolar disorder), for which she received treatment and medication.
Britney now admits that she became overwhelmed by fame. Specifically, she felt overwhelmed by the trajectory of her fame because she was too young to push back with her minders.
“If [something] was not in place, it would have been enough to get me to this point of anxiety,” reveals Britney. “I could get overwhelmed by a lot of very small, disproportionate things.”
“I think I had to give myself more breaks through my career and take responsibility for my mental health,” Britney says of what she’d change. “There were many decisions that were made for me and that I didn’t make myself.”
Britney adds: “I think I was a different person then, young, and I did not always know instinctively what was good and what was wrong.”
Britney, 35 (famous since age 12), is in a much better place since having two kids: “I am in a much better place in my life, and the two children shaped my personality, filled me, made me less worried about what is happening to me.”