September 23rd, 2007
Wow just wow the reports are coming out now from Miss Spears ex bodyguard
Alcohol, too, appears a problem.
“She was supposed to be sober after rehab, but she loved her Jack Daniels and Coke,” says Barretto.
He claims: “She’d always drink it in a Styrofoam cup, so nobody could see what she was drinking.
“I’d order for her, and the waitress would hand me the drink. Britney would walk upstairs to a private restroom to drink it.
“She’d have a pint glass filled with Jack Daniels and Coke. I hated it, because we had to go up and down those stairs all night so she could drink in secret.
“When she asked for a Jack and Coke, we’d give her mostly Coke, with just a dash of Jack on top. She was still crazy, but more manageable. We were essentially the puppeteers managing this poor young lady, trying to save her from herself.”
Drink and drugs combined dangerously on May 2 this year, as Britney launched a series of brief comeback concerts in California.
An emotional entanglement with rock wildman Howie Day, who Britney had met in rehab, sent her even further off the rails.
“She was, in my opinion, close to an overdose,” says Barretto.
“She was supposed to be performing in concert at Anaheim that night, but she’d been out with this guy and hadn’t come home. We finally found her in The Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood.”
Tony said: “We could see Britney all red-eyed from crying. Howie was lying in his boxers asleep on the bed. The hotel room was trashed.
“There were half-eaten plates of food everywhere. There were blankets all over the floor, clothes strewn everywhere. The trash was emptied everywhere over the floor.
“The entire place was littered with empty beer bottles and liquor bottles, small glasses of ice and cigarette butts everywhere.
“On the surface of the dresser, I could see mounds of white powder and a straw on top. I suspected it was cocaine or powdered methamphetamines.
“By the side I spotted a glass pipe, which I knew from my drugs training was often used with crystal meth.”
Tony went on: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Britney was completely out of it. We thought she’d overdosed. She was distraught, crying. Her skin was all waxy. She looked so ill. We tried to speak to her. My fellow bodyguard and Alli were so worried they wanted to get hold of a medic to detoxify her. We were panicking. We thought she was going to die.
“There was talk about where to put the detox line it was that serious – through her arm, which would make fans think she’d been injecting, or through her neck.
“It was very distressing. Eventually we decided to get her out of there. We grabbed her and took her downstairs. All the time all she could say was, ‘I don’t feel good’.
“In the car she was really odd. She kept asking for the air con to be turned up because she was sweating so much. I knew that was a bad sign.
“Somehow, we managed to get her to the gig and on stage in time. When she started singing she was staring intensely at me. She was out of it. I kept telling the other guard she needed help but he said she’ll get you if that’s the case.”
December 11th, 2006
Wow it sounds like Britney is hooked on drugs. It sounds like she really enjoys the prescription drugs and various RX pills
On November 27 Britney dined at Dan Tana’s restaurant in West Hollywood – where she was also spotted carrying a glass of red wine out to her car before taking the wheel – and during a visit to the powder room a fellow diner caught a glimpse inside her handbag. The source told In Touch Weekly magazine: “It looked like a pharmacy in there – I have never seen so many pills. There was a bottle of Paxil, an antidepressant, and a bottle of Xanax, which treats anxiety, that she took out and put on the counter.” The directions for both these drugs state they should not be mixed with alcohol