Britney Spears confirms ‘healing’ tell-all book and promises ‘uncomfortable conversations’

Britney Spears. (VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Britney Spears has confirmed that she is working on a “therapeutic” book that will reveal what she has “never been able to express openly”.

Britney let slip about her tell-all memoir in a lengthy and since-deleted Instagram post Monday evening (4 April).

While she didn’t reveal any details about the book, Page Six reported in February that Britney had reached a $15 million (£11.4 million) deal with publishing house Simon & Schuster to chronicle her turbulent life, from her career to her conservatorship.

“I’m writing a book at the moment and it’s actually healing and therapeutic,” Britney said.

“It’s also hard bringing up past events in my life … I’ve never been able to express openly !!!”

Britney Spears is ready to ‘actually talk’ about her life in new book

Addressing her increasing candour on social media, Britney said that reflecting on her life for the book has helped her to grow.

“I can only imagine that I do sound childish but I was extremely young when those events took place … and addressing it now … I’m sure it seems irrelevant to most and I’m completely aware of that !!!” she said.

“But instead of using my head … I’m using an intellectual approach as Justin so respectfully did when he apologised to [Janet Jackson] and me.”

Justin Timberlake apologised to both Britney Spears and Janet Jackson in a asocial media post last February.

It came just a week after the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears touched off a wave of criticism against Timberlake’s treatment of Britney following their breakup.

His apology to Jackson stemmed from their joint Super Bowl halftime performance in 2004, in which he ripped part of her costume and revealed her bare breast. Jackson’s career tumbled and Timberlake admitted nearly two decades on that he “benefited from misogyny and racism” in coming out unscathed.

“Timing is EVERYTHING !!!” Britney quipped.

Britney Spears’s family: Jamie Spears, Bryan Spears, Jamie-Lynn Spears, Britney Spears and Lynne Spears (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

The singer added that her mother, Lynne Spears, and he sister, Jamie Lynn, both embraced an “intellectual approach” when penning their own books.

Such “indulgence”, Britney said, came at a time when she “couldn’t even get a cup of coffee or drive my car or really do anything”.

From 2008 to 2021, Britney lived within the confines of a court-mandated conservatorship mostly managed by her father, Jamie Spears.

The complex legal arrangement, long blasted by disabilities activists, stripped Britney of a say over her career decisions, seeing her children and contraception, among other things.

Jamie Lynn’s book, Things I Should Have Said, was a particular thorn for Britney, who said the memoir was the latest example of her family “lying” and exploiting her.

Lynne, meanwhile, has written multiple books about Britney and the wider Spears household, including the memoir Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World.

Now, Britney is ready to do the talking. “I’m not the type of person to bring up UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS well, because it’s just NOT RESPECTFUL,” she said.