The former best friend of Britney Spears is speaking out this week to say that the Hollywood star Mel Gibson gave her some advice after her infamous breakdown back in 2008, telling her to “turn to God.”

Spears’ friend Sean Phillip recalled some of Spears’ most difficult years, telling The Sun, “I remember Mel Gibson was one of them, telling her that Christianity would save her and to turn back to God. It was all quite surreal.”

Phillip went on to recall a shocking incident that occurred on New Year’s Eve back in 2007, when Spears’ team managed to cover up a collapse after she fainted in Pure nightclub. Spears’ team allegedly tried to give her a suspected amphetamine to get her conscious and functioning again.

“The reality is that she was exhausted. She was being worked to the bone, and was in no fit state to still be performing,” Phillip said. “The medication she was on was not helping her at all. She was becoming paranoid like I’d never, ever seen her before. She fainted in the club at the party she was hosting.”

“I had to get her out, carrying her over my shoulder with a black suit jacket thrown over her, and stopping people trying to take pictures on their phones,” he added. “By the time we got back upstairs she was fine, but crying hysterically, and so upset. She was saying, ‘Why am I so accessible? Why am I still doing club gigs?'”

“That night, management came up and were trying to give her something, in pill form, and I said, ‘No, it’s not happening,'” he continued. “She was just overwhelmed. I begged for them to let her rest.”

Spears is currently fighting to get out of the conservatorship that she was put into back in 2008, which pretty much gives full control over her life to her father. Page Six reported that Spears has claimed that she has been drugged into submission, forced to work against her will, and even been abused by her father.

“I have an IUD in my body right now they won’t let me take out,” Spears told a judge earlier this month.

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