Pink regrets not 'reaching out' to Britney Spears - after watching the star's documentary

The pop icons were both at the height of their fame in the early noughties

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They were both megastars in the early noughties and now Pink has spoken out about her friendship with Britney Spears' - and how she wishes she'd 'reached out' to the star. 

Pink is of course referring to the Britney Spears documentary which showed how the Toxic singer was constantly bullied by the press and led to her mental health struggles - finally resulting in her father applying for a conservatorship over the singer which, to this day, remains.

Talking to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, this week, Pink said she ‘felt bad’ when she learnt how the press treated Britney and wishes she had ‘reached out to her and given her a hug'.

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Talking about the singer Pink said: “I felt sad that back then, I didn’t know (about her situation) I don’t like feeling helpless or powerless and I can only imagine how she feels.

“She could’ve used some support. The media torn her apart, the paparazzi are scum. I wish I could’ve reached out and given her a hug.”

Pink, who started her career in 2000, and had her first big hit Like a Pill in 2002, when Britney was also at the height of her fame, also went on to say how she had watched the documentary and loved Britney: “All I know is she’s incredibly sweet and I want her to be happy.”

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The documentary Framing Britney Spears aired in January and shed light on the long-running conservatorship the singer has been part of since 2007 - that restricts her medical and financial freedom. 

Pink, who is currently promoting her new Amazon documentary went on to say about the Baby One More Time singer:  "None of us knows what’s going on and we’re not there, (but) I would like to, I think we all would like to, and we feel this fierce protectiveness for good reason, [because] she’s a sweetheart."

According to Variety, Britney is set to appear in court on June 23 to discuss her 13-year-long conservatorship. Samuel Ingham, the probate attorney who is appointed to represent the musician, allegedly asked to set a date on an expedited basis, although specifics have yet to be revealed. Motions and accounting issues are set to be discussed on July 14, Variety further reports.

Sarah Finley

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