Singer confirms end of the band’s 14-year relationship, apologises to those she hasn’t told, and states her intention to work after rehab
Britney Spears says she’s ‘on the right medication’ following end of conservatorship
Britney Spears has announced that she and her children are ending their 14-year partnership with their former father-guardian after she completed a “temporary” stint in rehab. The pop star opened up about the end of the conservatorship in an interview with Radio Disney, saying that she is “on the right medication” and apologising to those she hasn’t told.
Calling the conservatorship a “great thing”, Spears has thanked her father, Jamie Spears, for treating her like his own child, saying that he has “always tried his best to protect us from the public”.
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“He’s our parent,” she said. “He’s my dad, and he really was protective. He never has. He had the best intentions and he really wanted to protect me. He’s been so good to me.”
Spears served as her own conservator in late 2013 after doctors diagnosed her with bipolar disorder. However, she was able to visit the gym in an effort to gain control of her life. The move culminated in her first-ever tour to date in late 2015. In 2018, Spears checked into rehab for the third time, and then spent six months in a 30-day private rehabilitation clinic.
She told fans on Instagram: “I want to thank my family, my incredible team of doctors, and my wonderful family for helping me stay focused on my goals. I also want to thank my fans for their love and support. I feel like I’ve been given a second chance at life and I’m using it to help others.
“When I was young, I didn’t realise how out of control I was. Once I began to understand and embrace my issues, I was able to gain my independence and become a successful woman. But I still have a long way to go.”
Spears has yet to reveal what medication she is currently taking.