Britney Spears’ Inner Circle Has ‘Grown More Concerned’ for Her as Plans for Intervention Stall: Sources

Those in Britney Spears‘ life are worried about the pop star as she goes through a difficult time, multiple sources close to the singer tell PEOPLE.

Spears’ inner circle had an intervention planned for the “Hold Me Closer” singer, 41, but it was canceled at the last minute. She did, however, meet with a doctor on Wednesday night — and while the meeting went well, the next steps are unclear.

“Britney has been acting increasingly erratically and those around her have grown more concerned,” a source says. “She is often up all night, sleeps during [the] day and has a lot of anger.”

Another insider in Spears’ circle tells PEOPLE that things behind the scenes have been “very difficult” and “absolutely chaotic” as those close to her encourage her to get help.

“Everyone had hoped Britney could be convinced to seek treatment before things got any worse but they knew it wouldn’t be easy,” the source says. “She’s been going through a lot and has been increasingly combative.”

The insider adds that Sam Asghari, whom Spears married in June after six years of dating, “is being as supportive as possible.”

TMZ was first to report the failed intervention.

It’s been just over a year since Spears had her conservatorship — under which she was placed in 2008 following a public mental health crisis — terminated.

Since then, the star has said she was “victimized” by the conservatorship, and has regularly used social media to vent her frustrations and air grievances with family members she has accused of enabling her “trauma.”

The concern from those close to her follows growing concern from the public, too, which culminated last month in a welfare check from local police.

A spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office told PEOPLE in January that deputies received multiple calls from fans concerned that Spears had deleted her Instagram account.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we responded to her home for a check on her well-being and determined she was safe and in no danger,” the spokesperson said.

Spears addressed the incident in a statement shared to Twitter, where she asked her legion of followers to take a step back after “some prank phone calls” prompted law enforcement to visit her home.

“As everyone knows the police were called to my home based on some prank phone calls,” she wrote. “I love and adore my fans but this time things went a little too far and my privacy was invaded.”

Spears clarified that police officers never entered her home, and “left immediately” after they approached her gate and “quickly realized there was no issue.”

“This felt like I was being gaslit and bullied once the incident made it to the news and being portrayed once again in a poor and unfair light by the media,” she wrote. “During this time in my life, I truly hope the public and my fans who I care so much about can respect my privacy moving forward.”

The star’s 13-year conservatorship was terminated in November 2021 by a California judge. Spears has since accused dad Jamie Spears of forcing her to work and spend time in a mental health facility, and has blamed other family members for enabling his behavior. Spears’ family has denied her claims, and have said they only wanted to help.

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Rihanna Admits Work-Life Balance Is ‘Almost Impossible’ as a New Mom: ‘It’s Very Different’

Rihanna is getting candid about balancing her busy work schedule as a new mom.

Speaking at a press conference Thursday ahead of her Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, the musician, 34, opened up about how her work-life balance has shifted since she welcomed her first baby with boyfriend A$AP Rocky in May.

“It’s very different,” she told Apple Music’s Nadeska. “The balance is almost impossible because no matter how you look at it, work is always something that’s going to rob you of time with your child. That’s the currency now, that’s where it goes. The magnitude of how much it weighs.”

“When you make decisions of what you’re going to say yes to, it has to be worth it,” Rihanna explained, noting that her decision to perform at Sunday’s Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show is worth it to her “for sure.”

The “Umbrella” singer also shared how becoming a first-time mom helped give her the confidence to take on a major performance like the halftime show.

“When you become a mom, there’s something that just happens where you feel like you can take on the world. You can do anything, and the Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world,” said Rihanna. “So, as scary as that was… there’s something exhilarating about the challenge of it all, and it’s important for me to do this this year. It’s important for representation. It’s important for my son to see that.”

Last week, a source told PEOPLE that Rihanna “can’t wait to kill it” at her halftime performance.

“She is ready for the Super Bowl,” said the source. “She is rehearsing right now. She’s very excited, ready and focused.”

Rihanna has also been focused on her role as a parent, added the insider.

“Last year was the most amazing year for her. She took a long break to focus on her baby boy,” the source said of her son, whose name she has yet to reveal.

The source added, “She is obsessed with him and feels fortunate that she has been able to slow down and just be a mom.”

The Grammy winner revealed in January 2022 that she was expecting her first child with Rocky. After she was photographed debuting her baby bump in New York City, a source told PEOPLE that Rihanna was “excited to be a mom” and “couldn’t be happier.”

“Everything Rihanna does, she does it her own way on her own timetable, and having a baby is no different,” the source said at the time. “They’re just like any other pair of parents-to-be. Yes, they happen to be famous, but they’re just the cutest, giddiest young couple that’s expecting kids.”

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