'I WANT MY LIFE BACK' BRITNEY SPEARS ASKS THE COURT TO END CONSERVATORSHIP.

by Beatrice Ambasa
June 29, 2021

Pop singer Britney Spears had delivered her first public statements about the court-approved legal arrangement that was first put in place in 2008 when she suffered a mental health breakdown.


In an emotional statement, Spears, 39, said she believed the conservatorship was abusive. "I just want my life back," she said. "I'm not here to be anyone's slave."


"I'm traumatized. I'm not happy, I can't sleep," she said, "I'm so angry and I cry every day," she added.


She asked for the conservatorship to be ended. "I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive," she added.

The judge has yet not made any ruling on the status of the legal arrangement.


The last time Spears spoke directly to the judge was in May 2019, but the court was closed to the public, and her testimony was sealed. On Wednesday, she said she wanted people to hear what she had to say.


Despite the conservatorship, Spears made a comeback in late 2009 and performed, released albums and went on world tours solidly until late 2018, when she cancelled a string of dates. She has not performed since late 2018.


Details of her mental health issues have never been disclosed, but Spears said on Wednesday that doctors had put her on Lithium and that she "felt drunk."