Fans’ calls to free Britney Spears from the legal arrangement that gives her father control over her affairs may be causing her stress; her manager points to a recent double whammy that led her to scrap lucrative Las Vegas shows. Behind her confident exterior is a woman battling long-term mental-health issues, they say. Photo: Sony Music

Amid ‘free Britney Spears’ frenzy, singer’s mental health battle and why dad keeps her in a bubble

  • When the pop star, now 37, appeared in court this month, fans demonstrated for an end to legal arrangement that gives father control over her life and finances
  • People close to Spears point to the double whammy that forced her to pull out of lucrative Las Vegas residency, and say fans don’t understand her mental state
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Fans’ calls to free Britney Spears from the legal arrangement that gives her father control over her affairs may be causing her stress; her manager points to a recent double whammy that led her to scrap lucrative Las Vegas shows. Behind her confident exterior is a woman battling long-term mental-health issues, they say. Photo: Sony Music
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