Britney Spears First Learned of the #FreeBritney Movement in Rehab
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As the release of Britney Spears’ memoir The Woman in Me gets closer, more details are emerging from the book. That includes Spears’ account of her rehab stint in 2018, when she first learned of the #FreeBritney movement.
When Did Britney Spears Learn About #FreeBritney?
According to People, Spears writes in her new book that she attended a Beverly Hills rehab facility in 2018, as part of her conservatorship. Spears writes that her father Jamie told her he would make her look like an “idiot” if she didn’t go.
“They kept me locked up against my will for months,” the singer writes in her book, claiming she was prescribed lithium. “I couldn’t go outside. I couldn’t drive a car. I had to give blood weekly. I couldn’t take a bath in private. I couldn’t shut the door to my room.”
Spears goes on to recall a nurse at the facility showing her videos of her fans supporting her and calling for an end to her conservatorship. She calls it “the most amazing thing I’d ever seen in my life.”
“I don’t think people knew how much the #FreeBritney movement meant to me, especially in the beginning,” Spears writes. In 2021, her conservatorship was terminated after 13 years.
Spears Responds to Headlines About Her Memoir
Spears has been in the news a lot recently as fans anticipate the release of her memoir on October 24. Earlier this week, it was reported that the book contains the revelation that Justin Timberlake got Spears pregnant and she underwent an abortion.
On Friday, Spears took to Instagram to respond to the conversation surrounding her memoir, writing, “My book’s purpose was not to offend anyone by any means !!! That was me then … that is in the past !!!”
Spears wrote that the headlines she has been seeing about her are “exactly why I quit the business.” She emphasized that most of what she describes in the book happened 20 years ago, and she has “moved on” and created a “beautiful clean slate.”
The pop star added that writing the book has “given me closure on all things for a better future.” She finished her message by saying that her “motive for this book was not to harp on my past experiences which is what the press is doing.” She called it “dumb and silly.”