Britney Spears is reflecting on the fateful night time in 2007 when she shaved her head in her new memoir, The Girl in Me.
Spears, 41, recalled feeling “out of my thoughts with grief” after the dying of her aunt, Sandra Bridges Covington, she writes within the e-book, based on a supply. She was then pushed over the sting following a disagreement with ex-husband Kevin Federline when he wouldn’t enable her to see their sons Sean Preston, now 18, and Jayden, now 17.
On the time, Spears entered Esther’s Haircutting Studio in Tarzana, California, and requested proprietor Esther Tognozzi to chop off her hair. When he refused, she took issues into her personal fingers. Photographers captured Spears grabbing the salon’s razor and reducing off her then-brunette hair.
“With my head shaved, everybody was petrified of me, even my mother,” Spears wrote, based on an excerpt printed by the New York Instances on Thursday, October 19. “Flailing these weeks with out my kids, I misplaced it, time and again. I didn’t even actually know methods to care for myself.”
Within the e-book — set to be launched on Tuesday, October 24 — the singer addressed her ups and downs within the public eye, which included the head-shaving incident and, days later, going after a paparazzo with an umbrella.
“I’m keen to confess that within the throes of extreme postpartum despair, abandonment by my husband, the torture of being separated from my two infants, the dying of my adored aunt Sandra, and the fixed drumbeat of stress from paparazzi, I’d start to suppose in some methods like a toddler,” the NYT excerpt continued.
In some methods, Spears checked out shaving her head as “pushing again” in opposition to the fixed public scrutiny, she wrote based on a separate excerpt from the memoir printed by Individuals.
“I’d been eyeballed a lot rising up. I’d been appeared up and down, had folks telling me what they considered my physique, since I used to be an adolescent,” Spears wrote.
Beforehand, Tognozzi mirrored on the head-shaving incident when he was interviewed for the 2019 documentary Britney Spears: Breaking Level, which aired through the U.Ok.’s Channel 5.
“She had two bodyguards, supposedly holding a watch out to verify the paparazzi weren’t getting any footage and one among them saved opening the blinds,” he claimed within the movie.
Tattoo artist Emily Wynne-Hughes additionally spoke within the documentary about that 2007 night time. She crossed paths with Spears after the singer left the hair salon.
“[There was] an insane roaring sound exterior,” Wynne-Hughes claimed. “I wasn’t certain what was taking place, if there was a riot exterior, after which the flashes got here. The door opened slowly and a hooded determine walked within the door.”
She added, “I observed [Britney’s] hair was gone. I keep in mind asking her, ‘Why did you shave your head?’ And her reply was a bit bizarre. It was, you realize, ‘I simply don’t need anyone touching my head. I don’t need anybody touching my hair. I’m sick of individuals touching my hair.’”
The Girl in Me hits bookstore cabinets on Tuesday, October 24.