Britney Spears has shared distubing new details about her conservatorship in a new audio clip, revealing that her father, Jamie, forced her into rehab and told her to lie to fans about her wherebouts.
The US popstar made several allegations against her family in a shocking voice recording on Sunday, which was deleted just hours after she posted it to Twitter and Youtube.
The video, which lasts 22 minutes, was uploaded shortly after the highly-anticipated release of Britney's new song with Elton John, Hold Me Closer, and focuses largely on the secret abuses that occurred in the Toxic singer's 13-year-long conservatorship.
The 40-year-old said that she was forced to check into a 'militant' rehab facility in early 2019, where she had 'six gallons of blood' drawn every week. Britney also claimed that her father, Jamie Spears, threatened her with legal action and 'a big trial' if she didn't obey his orders that she receive inpatient treatment.
"I honestly still to this day don't know what really I did [to be sent to rehab]," she recalls. "I literally spoke in a British accent to a doctor to prescribe my medication, and three days later there was a SWAT team in my home."
Britney called her admission to rehab "a set up" and "pure abuse", adding, "There was no drugs in my system, no alcohol, nothing."
At the time, she posted an update to her Instagram to reassure fans who were "concerned" for her wellbeing.
"All is well. My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately, so I just needed time to deal, but don’t worry, I’ll be back very soon," the mom-of-two wrote.
The reality, unfortunately, appears to have been very different. In her latest recording clip, she claims her father forced her to lie to fans about the reason for her hiatus.
"My heart felt like it was frozen," she said, recalling how she felt when she first arrived at the rehab facility. "I wanted to scream and I wanted to get out."
Britney also claimed that, while she was at the treatment center, her family was vacationing at her beach-house in Destin, Florida. "It didn't make sense," she added.
The Grammy award winner went on to list numerous examples of the mistreatment she endured during her conservatorship, which ended in November 2021 after a lengthy court battle and the fan-led campaign, Free Britney. She said that she required to work from 8 to 6 every day, and was deprived of basic rights like privacy and driving her own car.
“They literally killed me," she said of her parents and siblings. "My family threw me away.
"They had made me feel like nothing for so long. I knew in the deepest part of my core that I had done nothing wrong."
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