Pop Princess Britney Spears, who reportedly signed a $15 million dollar contract for only one season of the talent show, is reportedly taking several breaks during the X Factor auditions, while the other three judges, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid continue to evaluate contestants.
So why is Britney constantly walking off The X Factor auditions? Apparently, the “Toxic” singer suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), which translates into an overall restlessness, poor sustained attention and impaired impulse control.
Britney is currently not taking medication for ADHD because it interferes with other medication, so her routine and diet are being closely monitored to assure she is in the best shape possible for the job. And of course, Simon knew about Britney’s mental health issues before she signed the contract.
“Britney was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in her teens and used to take medication for it,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline exclusively. “The medication helped her deal with it, however, she can’t take it now because it interferes with the other medications she takes for her mental health issues. Britney’s current team of doctors strictly prohibit her from taking Adderall or Ritalin, which are commonly given to people with ADHD.
“Simon was made fully aware of Britney’s medical history before the contract was signed, so this certainly isn’t a big surprise that she needs to take breaks during the audition process. Look, Britney basically has the attention span of a 10-year-old at times. It’s not alarming to Simon at all and he is fully supportive of Britney doing whatever she needs to do during filming.”
“Britney’s medical team works with her to deal with her disorder without medication and daily vigorous exercise is what often works best for Britney. Her nutrition is closely monitored and so is her caffeine intake, because that can also enhance Britney’s inability to focus.
“Simon knew what he was dealing with before he ever signed her to join the show and it’s not shocking to him. Of course, it’s rather disconcerting for people that see her do it for the first time but it’s truly nothing to be alarmed at. In fact, Simon would have been surprised if she hadn’t taken breaks during judging last week, this means she is involved and engaged in the process,” the insider says.
Oh. No. This is not good news. Who can guarantee that Britney can go through the live shows without breaking or having a meltdown on national TV? Is it healthy for Britney to be under that much pressure?
“The X Factor” season 2 premieres this fall.
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