Pop icon Britney Spears secretly checked in to rehab for drug addiction late last year, according to a source with alleged knowledge of the situation.
One of Hollywood’s greatest comeback tales following her epic meltdown of 2006-07, the Las Vegas resident recently battled through more problems.
According to a new report in Star, Spears checked in to the Summit Malibu treatment center late last year under the name “Jessica,” to treat her issues.
Prescription pills were the alleged culprit, and her dad the driving force behind her stay. That's according to the source claiming to be in rehab with Britney.
“Her father [Jamie Spears] forced her into rehab because she was [misusing] a drug called Vyvanse,” the insider told the celebrity gossip magazine.
“She said she’d initially been prescribed it for ADHD but severely upped the dosage.”
Spears supposedly claimed she was using the ADHD drug to give her a boost needed to power through her grueling Las Vegas residency shows.
Especially in the wake of her rough breakup with David Lucado, who cheated on her late last year, she felt she had to have just a little extra energy.
As for how a celebrity of her stature could possibly pull this off unnoticed?
Well, she actually flies under the radar for the most part these days, and maintained access to her phone, while leaving on Sundays, says the source:
Britney Spears “made sure to go out in public and keep her social media accounts alive with photos and updates on her love life” while in treatment.
That was right around when she got together with Charlie Ebersol, who interestingly won't reveal how the two met. Could it have been in rehab?
We're really reaching with that theory, but stranger things have happened.
If this account is true, Britney joins a long list of celebrities who have sought treatment, including Jon Hamm, who went to rehab in secret this year.
Most have bounced back pretty well. Here's hoping Spears - if she in fact needed help - can say the same, for the sake of her family and career.