Former pop star Britney Spears reportedly checked in to a luxury Arizona spa called Sanctuary. According to Life & Style Weekly, the singer's parents are urging their daughter to enter therapy. "It's just been heartbreaking for her parents to watch Britney on this downward spiral," a Spears "insider" reportedly told the magazine. "It's so sad."
"With these celebrities, 'exhaustion' sometimes means something else and a little rest at a spa sometimes actually translates into something a little more serious," a source told the magazine. The spa caters for those who want to detox or just relax but speculation is rife that "detox" really should read "dry out".
“Sanctuary” is nestled in the red rocks of the Camelback Mountain, in paradise Valley, Scottsdale. The spa is secluded from public view and a private guesthouse suite like the one Britney is staying in could cost up to $1,500 a night. The room features butler service, private heated swimming pool, luxury kitchen, two bedrooms and a patio, Hollyscoop reports.
Britney has been working on tracks for her new album at Jive Records' recording studio in New York, but according to NYP's Cindy Adams, there is talk within the label that the former pop star's new tunes aren't too great. Recording on her new album has been put on hiatus because the five tracks delivered so far were so bad, Jive isn't sure how to proceed, Adams reports. "Jive fears she's alienating her fan base. Jive is not in sync with the five tracks Brit delivered."
However, Jive Records had a very different take on Adams' claims. A rep for Jive released the following statement to Access Hollywood: "No rehab, and Cindy Adams' piece is inaccurate. No clue where she go her 'information.' Britney is in the middle of recording. We will have an album in 2007."
Britney Spears passed out of tiredness at Caesar Palace's Pure nightclub in Las Vegas just after midnight at the New Year party. Her manager rushed to deny reports circulating that Spears, 25, collapsed shortly after midnight and was carried out by bodyguards.
"By about one o'clock, she was just done, so we took her out," Spears's manager, Larry Rudolph, told The Associated Press yesterday. "She was not drunk. She was just tired and falling asleep." "There is nothing out of the ordinary here," he said. Allegedly, she didn't require medical attention.
The news comes just a few days after the largest and probably best Britney Spears fan site, WorldofBritney.com, is shutting down "as Britney keeps losing her identity and credibility within fans and industry people."