In an emotional public appearance Thursday night, pop star Britney Spears thanked the legions of fans who rallied around her after she posted a photo last month that appeared to show her shaving her head. The hairdo and the photo of a bald head — which sparked a “Free Britney” campaign — were a reaction to a video of ex-husband Kevin Federline in which he, as Spears’ lawyer, beat her with a baseball bat, the Associated Press reports. Federline received a two-year sentence for the incident.
“I have to stop and say thank you to the fans,” she said at the time. “You guys, these fans, they go out of their way to come to my shows and get, like, 50-plus tickets and people are asking them for tickets at my show … I really truly am grateful for this chance to reconnect with you all and be with you all, and also to thank the people who are, like, really there for me.”
During Thursday’s concert at London’s O2 Arena, Spears talked about her struggles with body image and why she has fought her battle against it. Spears, a mother of two, said she looked forward to having a baby.
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