Britney Spears' Family Stages Intervention

According to a TMZ report, an intervention was planned for Tuesday before the singer caught wind of what was going on.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

Britney Spears' behavior as of late caused a lot of concern in her inner circle, who planned an intervention for her to get help. Moreover, TMZ reported that sources close to Britney expressed concern for her well-being and mental state. In fact, one source close to Spears reportedly told the outlet, "I'm afraid she's gonna die." Furthermore, the publication's sources spoke of her drug use habits and demeanor, and how it got to a point of overwhelming worry. For example, they claim that she takes meds to "hype her up" and is "flying off the handle" by not taking stabilizing medication.

Britney Spears performs during Now! 99.7 Triple Ho Show 7.0 at SAP Center on December 3, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

According to TMZ's report, various people close to (and concerned for) the star singer staged an intervention for her. Furthermore, this group consisted of her husband Sam Asghari, her manager, an interventionist, and doctors to be present during the intervention. Moreover, her manager rented a house in Los Angeles for a few months. Reports indicate that the plan was to take Britney to the house on Tuesday (February 7) and for that group to urge her to get help. Also, TMZ reported that her father Jamie Spears and her two sons were not involved in this strategy. As readers may recall, her relationship to them is particularly strained.

Not only that, but they planned for the 41-year-old to stay at the rented house for up to two months. As such, she could receive medical treatment as well as psychological counseling. However, everything changed when Britney became "somewhat aware" of the plan. For some reason, they canceled intervention and the whole process. Still, this struck people as odd. Upon the news, TMZ asked sources close to Britney and Sam why the plan didn't work out. Unfortunately, they got no answers back.

Meanwhile, the publication's sources said that Spears met with a doctor on Wednesday afternoon (February 8). Although it's good news, it's unclear whether the doctor is a physician or a therapist. Still, sources told TMZ that their session "went well." Hopefully, that's a sign of the singer's path towards peace and health. Regardless, come back to HNHH for the latest updates on this story.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.