Who could forget how, between 2004-2008, Britney Spears appeared to lose her damn mind? The general consensus of the situation was that her life had been micromanaged from the time she was a fetus, and a lot of the crazy was just Brit Brit's way of doing everything in her power to finally be able to call her own shots. But if that was true, then it completely backfired, because as we know, the pop star has now been under a conservatorship, which allows her dad and now fiance to make all major decisions for her, for four and a half years with no end in sight. And now, we may be learning why ...
According to TMZ, Brit has a "serious medical issue that prevents her from making consistently sound decisions." Eeek ... I had suspected this all along, but could it be that now there's actual proof?
Apparently, certain documents filed this week in the conservatorship case have been kept SUPER top-secret, because lawyers for the conservators say they could cause "irreparable harm and immediate danger" to Britney if they weren't sealed. Wow. I would venture to guess that they're talking about it damaging her career prospects.
TMZ goes on to report that "the singer has a disorder affecting her personality that can affect her state of mind." Oookay ... kind of a crappy explanation, but we get the gist. And given how the people around her are really going out of their way to keep the truth tucked away, I'm not sure we will ever get more specifics. But what we can only guess sure is sad and disturbing.
The good news is that whoever is blabbing about Britney's condition also says that she is doing "extremely well." She just needs the conservatorship as a "safety net." So who knows? Living under her father and fiance's thumb may be exactly what the one-time pop princess needs to stay well.
Are you surprised by this report about Britney's mental state? Do you think she's probably better off under the conservatorship?
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