Britney Spears Bans Alcohol From 'X Factor' Set & That’s Not a Good Sign

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britney spearsLooks like Britney Spears' team isn't taking any chances. During the nationwide auditions phase of X Factor, they made sure all the alcohol was removed from every place she was scheduled to stay even before she arrived.

Now die-hard fans are wondering if this is a sign that Brit is at risk of sliding back into some seriously bad habits.

Who could forget the megastar's troubled past. At her lowest, a judge said she was a "habitual, frequent, and continuous" user of alcohol and controlled substances and then forced her to undergo weekly random drug testing.

Those days are long gone, of course. Britney has staged a comeback even former legendary bad boy Robert Downey, Jr. would be impressed with. But the mandate from her staff is startling:

Very important: We require you to empty the minibars of all alcohol. And no gifts of wine or any other alcoholic beverages, please.

So far, the singer has been all business and has certainly impressed boss Simon Cowell. "In the past, we've had judges who never say no. She can't say no quick enough on this show," he has said. "She's quite difficult to please. But she's a fascinating person and I got to like her a lot." We do too. It's hard not to root for Britney after watching her grow up in the spotlight, battle some really embarrassing demons, and then overcome them. She's clearly back on top and we just hope she stays there.

Do you think Britney is back and better than ever?

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nonmember avatar m_rookie

I don't think that this says she's at a risk of a backslide. I think that this statement shows she is serious about staying sober, she doesn't want to even worry about being tempted and for a former addict that is a super smart decision, more people should take that advice.

Rebecca Peterson

It's common for former alcoholics to not want alcohol anywhere near them. My dad used to be one, and says he would love a glass of wine with dinner. Unfortunately for him, he cannot stop at just one. So for my family to help him in his sobriety, (going on 25 years) we don't drink in front of him, or talk about drinking, except for when we turned 21 and he warned us about our genetic propensity to drink and not stop.

NatAndCo NatAndCo

Are you kidding? I think its a great sign. Its a sign that she and the people around her are taking things seriously and not putting temptation in her face. My family has experience with alcoholism and the one thing they say is everyone is at risk for a back slide. Sober for 10 days our 10 years, its always a possibility.

nonmember avatar meghan

At least she is taking her sobriety seriously. How is that a bad thing?

ImaSo... ImaSoulMom

That is awesome! We show people support for idiotic things but for people trying to stay sober we should always show love and support.

audri... audrinasmommy7

Really, it's not a good sign that she doesn't want alcohol around her and is doing everything possible to stay sober? I think that's great and I admire her for that. I'm honestly very proud of her for turning her life back around and I hope that she continues to go uphill from here. I wouldn't want alcohol around me either if I was a former alcoholic so I totally understand where she's coming from.

nonmember avatar MO Mom

I don't get this article. Recovering alcoholics CAN'T have alcohol around them. I think its great that Britney is being responsible. She has come a long way and I wish her success in continuing her sobriety.

PonyC... PonyChaser

Something that people fail to understand is that an alcoholic is NEVER "used to be"... they are ALWAYS an alcoholic. They may be sober for 20 years, and they are still an alcoholic. They are simply in recovery - hence the motto "one day at a time". She is smart to do this, and those around her are obviously keeping her best interest at heart.

jessi... jessicasmom1

awesome I don't drink so . most  recovering alcholics can not have it around them

KenneMaw KenneMaw

Good for Britney. Hollywood and the entertainment industry making drinking and drugs appear cool, but it really isn't. She is making a bold statement that alcohol isn't necessary. Most of the folks on X Factor are probalby underage, so why risk anyone accidently taking a drink if they are not 21? personally, I think I was more shocked they that had minibars and alcohol backstage. I did watch the show last night and Britney did very well - very mature.

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