Britney Spears's Bodyguard: "I Was Afraid She'd Hurt the Kids"

Oy! More bad news for Britney Spears.

Britney's former bodyguard Tony Baretto, had a field day this weekend, giving interviews to London's News of the World and Daily Mail that simply bury the pop star. Tony accuses Britney of having "mental problems," which are "not helped by her taking drugs and alcohol." He alleges that the singer was close to suffering from a drug overdose in a hotel room, with reported one-time flame Howie Day, just days after her rehab stint at Promises Treatment Center.

"She was in a terrible state, just sweating and shaking. Her pupils were huge— we thought she was dying," claims Tony.

Britney's former employee claims he's telling his story to prevent anything happening to Britney's sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. "There was a time when I thought she was going to hurt the kids." Tony says at one point he and another member of the singer's security team became concerned that Britney was "shutting down" like she had on that fateful night when she shaved her head.

"He said she'd been talking about suicide then, and this was the same. Britney was sobbing. She screamed," said Tony. "[He said] 'I'm worried about the kids. Don't let her go swimming with them.' I asked, 'Is she going to drown them?' He said, 'I don't know.' I started to cry. How am I supposed to protect someone like that?"

He also goes on to allege that Britney used drugs in front of him and would often sneak off in the middle of the night without the bodyguards.

"I've seen her take narcotics in nightclubs on only two occasions, but her drugged behavior -- fidgety, nervous, jumpy -- I've seen at her home, too, so I assume she was on drugs at home," he says. "At the club, she was snorting a powdery substance, which I assume to be cocaine or methamphetamine. I think she leads a secret lifestyle and hides it from those she doesn't trust. She gets upset with the notion of having to go there."

After Tony's statement was submitted in court last week, Britney was ordered to take bi-weekly drug tests and attend parenting classes until further notice.

I'm just out of things to say about this sad, sad situation.

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