Jun 27, 2017 9:19AM

Britney Spears Talks Navigating Her 20s And Mental Health In New Interview

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Beacon of hope Britney Spears not only delayed Israeli elections via her first performance in Tel Aviv, but she also gave a great interview to Israeli paper Yediot Ahronot, which details some of her feelings regarding navigating her 20s, dealing with some pretty heavy mental health issues, and surviving the paps by hiding her house for two years.
Breathheavy have gone and done the lord's work, and translated the interview to english. 
Brit touches on her awful 20s: "I think I had fun when I was younger," she said. "I was a pretty normal girl, a tomboy. But my 20s were awful. My 30s are much better for me. I've learned to get to know myself better."
"There were many decisions that were made for me that I didn't make myself," she said.
"My life was controlled by too many people and that doesn't really let you be yourself. In that situation, when you're not in control, you become less excited, and there's less passion when it comes to music.
"I wrote back then, that I was lost and didn't know what to do with myself. I was trying to please everyone around me because that's who I am deep inside. There are moments where I look back and think, 'What the hell was I thinking?'"
When asked about they way the paps treated her, and the publication of the photograph of her driving with her child on her lap, she refused to call is a crisis. Instead, offering, "Those were the toughest years. I think the paparazzi took off the pressure after I didn't leave my house for two years."
And in response to her public breakdown in 2007 she said,"I think I had to give myself more breaks through my career and take responsibility for my mental health."
So how's she doing now? "Today I'm at a better place in my life. My kids shaped my personality and filled me. They made me not worry about what was happening to me." Go Brit.
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Hayley Morgan