Demi Lovato's relapse causes Britney Spears' team to ban alcohol backstage
Britney Spears' team has banned booze backstage following Demi Lovato's recent relapse due to which the 'Camp Rock' actor/singer had to cancel her upcoming live dates. Reportedly, Britney's team will also have people in advance who will be removing the alcohol bottles from hotel rooms where she'd stay and would make sure that not "shady character" gets anywhere near her.
According to a source who spoke to Page Six at Britney's Radio City Music Hall shows on Monday and Tuesday, "Britney’s team set strict guidelines that no alcohol at all could be served backstage because they want to keep it away from her, and also many of her dancers are underage.” The source further added, "Apparently this is the policy throughout her tour.” The source also spoke about Britney's years of sobriety ever since her infamous breakdown in 2007. “She’s in a Britney bubble. She’s healthy; she just celebrated another year of sobriety.”
Britney had a serious meltdown nearly 12 years ago when she was going through a number of episodes of mental disturbance. However, recently, a few court documents have suggested that she was also having some problems with drug abuse. The pop star had reportedly shaved off her hair amid a crisis when she was suffering from drug abuse.
When Joseph Schleimer demanded to reopen Sam Lufti's case against Britney's parents by revealing Britney's picture after she had shaved her hair, Schleimer had suggested to the LA jury that Britney shaved off her hair fearing that it might be used to test her drug addiction, and that would eventually lead her to lose custody of her kids to her ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Schleimer had claimed in his opening statement, "My client was made a scapegoat for drug abuse and erratic behavior of Britney Spears." Lufti became Britney's apparent manager when the two met at a nightclub in LA. However, in 2009 Lufti accused the singer's mother, Lynne, in LA County Superior Court of libel and defamation, and blamed her father for battery. He also accused Britney of breaching a contract. Schleimer had reportedly mentioned that when Lufti was taken in as manager he discovered crystal meth in a trap door at her place.
He further mentioned that Britney had taken almost all of 30 prescription amphetamine pills within 36 hours in January 2008, following which she had locked herself in the bathroom. She was soon hospitalized after the incident. According to Schleimer, "She liked to use amphetamines, speed or uppers and most of the things that went wrong were related to that drug." However, the 'Gimme More' singer has been sober so far. In an interview with the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot, she had said, "I think I had to give myself more breaks through my career and take responsibility for my mental health. There were many decisions that were made for me and that I didn’t make myself.”
All seems to be working out pretty fine with Britney so far. The pop star who has been performing her show 'Piece of Me' at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas almost 248 times over four years is now taking the residency on tour during August. The show will reach Europe including London, Dublin, Paris, and Berlin after it is done with its shows in the USA. Britney is also scheduled to play at the 2018 US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas just a day before Bruno Mars hits the stage. Her setlist has included some of the fan favorite numbers including 'Oops!... I Did It Again', 'Gimme More', and 'Clumsy'.