It’s no secret pop icon Britney Spears has suffered her fair share of hardships. Even before she reached the tender age of 30, the singer had to cope with two divorces, two children delivered at a young age, one ill-advised reality show, one shaved head, countless paparazzi, one paparazzi confrontation captured on camera, and a tragic double denim attack. And since the singer’s much-publicized 2007 breakdown, which led to a hospitalization in early 2008 and eventual conservatorship over her funds and decisions, we’ve heard very little about Spears’ troubled past. Not that she needs to discuss it with her adoring fans — the singer, though merely a shell of the dynamic performer she used to be — has not only gotten her life back on track, but she’s also about to burst onto the entertainment scene once again with a judging stint on this fall’s The X Factor.
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