Britney Spears is setting the report straight on her historical past with drug and alcohol use in her The Lady in Me memoir.
Spears, 41, recalled within the e-book that ADHD treatment Adderall was her “drug of alternative,” per an excerpt printed by The New York Instances on Thursday, October 19.
Within the passage, the Grammy winner claimed she “by no means had a consuming drawback” nor was serious about taking “exhausting medication.”
“What I discovered much more interesting was that it gave me just a few hours of feeling much less depressed,” she penned, claiming the treatment “made her excessive.”
Again within the 2000s — through the peak of Spears’ profession — there was typically hypothesis about her drug and alcohol use. The rumors grew rampant after Spears was noticed out with fellow teen icons Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton in 2006.
“It was by no means as wild because the press made it out to be,” she wrote in The Lady in Me, per The New York Instances.
Hilton, now 42, later revealed that the trio had carpooled to a membership in Los Angeles. “It was simply Brit and I out after which [Lindsay] simply, like, chased us to the automotive and received in,” the Paris in Love alum quipped throughout an MTV Australia interview in December 2017. “[Lindsay] wasn’t invited. She wasn’t on the record.”
Spears, for her half, additional recalled in The Lady in Me that she knew “[she] had been performing wild,” and partying rather a lot, however didn’t assume that warranted the conservatorship. (Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, was appointed the conservator of her private life, funds and extra beginning in 2008.)
“There was nothing I’d achieved that justified their treating me like I used to be a financial institution robber. Nothing that justified upending my total life,” she alleged within the newspaper’s excerpt of The Lady in Me. “I went from partying rather a lot to being a complete monk. Safety guards handed me prepackaged envelopes of meds and watched me take them. They put parental controls on my iPhone. The whole lot was scrutinized and managed. The whole lot.”
Since 2021, Britney advocated for the termination of the conservatorship, alleging that Jamie, 71, and co-conservator Jodi Montgomery — who took over in 2019 — had abused their positions. Throughout a June 2021 court docket listening to, Britney even claimed that her therapist made her take lithium, a temper stabilizer used to deal with bipolar dysfunction, as a substitute of the treatment she had been prescribed years earlier.
“Lithium is a really, very sturdy and utterly totally different treatment in comparison with what I used to be used to,” Britney mentioned on the time. “You may go mentally impaired when you take an excessive amount of, when you keep on it longer than 5 months. However he put me on that, and I felt drunk.”
She added: “Not solely did my household not do a goddamn factor, [but] my dad was all for it. Something that occurred to me needed to be authorised by my dad. I’m uninterested in feeling alone.”
A decide formally terminated the 13-year conservatorship in November 2021.
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The Lady in Me hits bookstore cabinets on Tuesday, October 24.