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Britney Spears on past tours: “I don’t think I ever want to do it again”

"I will be honest and say life on the road is hard"

By Patrick Clarke

Britney Spears poses live
Britney Spears. (Photo: Instagram)

Britney Spears has shared a lengthy Instagram post, addressing a number of topics including why she doubts she’ll embark on a large tour again.

“I know I’m not playing in huge arenas with my loud band anymore but I will be honest and say life on the road is hard,” Spears said in a since-deleted post.

Looking back to her headline tours in support of early albums ‘…Baby One More Time’ and ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’, Spears said: “My first three years in the biz and on the road were great but I’ll be completely honest and say that after those three tours and the pace I was going… I don’t think that I ever want to do it again!!! I hated it!!!”

Elsewhere in the post, Spears addressed her infamous interview with Diane Sawyer in 2003. Taking place following her public breakup from Justin Timberlake, the conversation has been subject to renewed scrutiny since it was featured in the documentary ‘Framing Britney Spears’ this year.

“Do we dare forget the Diane Sawyer interview in my apartment almost 20 years ago??? What was with the ‘you’re in the wrong’ approach?? Geeze … and making me cry???” she wrote.

Saying that she was in a vulnerable place when the interview was conducted, she said: “I lived in my apartment for a year and never spoke to anyone. My manager put that woman in my home and made me talk to her on national television and she asked me if I had a shopping problem.

“Something I never shared when I had that big break up years ago was that I couldn’t talk afterwards. I never spoke to anyone for a very long time… I was in shock… pretty lame of my dad and three men to show up at my door when I could hardly speak… two days later they put Diane Sawyer in my living room.”

Recalling Sawyer’s personal line of questioning, which included pressing the singer on whether she had been faithful to Timberlake, Spears wrote: “They forced me to talk!!! I was a baby… I was almost 22 and didn’t understand… but I fucking know now.”

Spears also described the newfound independence she’s been enjoying since her controversial conservatorship was terminated by a probate judge after 13 years last month, including the freedom to use an ATM and spend her own money.

“I’m not embarrassed to share this,” she said of taking out $300. “Well, maybe a little… but I’m more embarrassed for my family condoning the fact that I wasn’t allowed to have cash for so long when I worked my little ass off for them.”