Britney Spears Gets Candid About Her Mental Health Struggles
Britney Spears is talking about her mental health and how it's changed in between her 20s and 30s.
Fresh off of announcing the end of her Las Vegas residency earlier this year, the ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’ hitmaker is now touring Asia. From Tokyo to Bangkok, she is taking her ‘Piece of Me’ show on the road - meeting fans, doing some sightseeing and getting to work (bitch). She is giving her fans more and driving them crazy and the response has been incredible. It’s Britney, bitch!
Just look at her adorable greeting in Bangkok!
Couldn’t have asked for a sweeter greeting 💖 Love you Bangkok! pic.twitter.com/SaXAra1SWr
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) June 22, 2017
What’s more, alongside all of her sold out shows, she’s doing some press. The legendary Miss Britney Spears is notoriously private nowadays but this tour she’s opening up to media outlets and fans too. In conversation with the Israeli paper, Yediot Ahronot, the ‘Make Me’ singer adressed her mental health and the drawbacks of being one of the biggest popstars ever.
She first talks about the struggles that she had in her 20s: “My 20s were awful. My 30s are much better for me. I’ve learned to get to know myself better”. And then goes on to speak in depth about her work and how it affected her mental health: “I think that I had to give myself more breaks throughout my career and start to take responsibility for my mental health."
Britney then discusses what it's like to be overprotected:
“Something like [overprotected]. My life was controlled by too many people and that doesn’t really let you be yourself. In that situation, when you’re not in control, you become less excited, and there’s less passion when it comes to music. I wrote back then, that I was lost and didn’t know what to do with myself. I was trying to please everyone around me because that’s who I am deep inside.There are moments where I look back and think “What the hell was I thinking?'"
And how her approach to her career has changed:
“Each and every one of us that starts at a young age needs to take into account that you’ve gotta be balanced in order to stay in this industry and to manage your personal life. Sometimes that’ can be very challenging. I think that I was very different back then, younger, not always knowing what’s good or bad, very instinctive. Today I’m at a better place in my life. My kids shaped my personality and filled me. They made me not worry about what was happening to me.”
What a wise woman. After everything that Britney's been through, it’s a joy to see her be so candid and kill it on stage.
Here’s hoping that she brings her tour to NZ & AUS soon. We wanna go!
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