Britney Spears marched into a random hair salon and shaved off her hair in - and a tattooist who saw her that night tells Channel 5 documentary Britney Spears - Breaking Point just why she did it. Fans could only look on in horror as Britney Spears hit the self-destruct button in amid a harrowing breakdown. In the space of 14 months, an all-too public battle with mental illness saw her fade from a million-dollar selling pop princess into a broken and vulnerable star, who had to be wheeled out of her own home strapped to a gurney. But perhaps one of the most profoundly tragic images from that time was of Britney shaving her own head. The shocking incident unfolded after she fled rehab in Antigua and turned up at ex-husband Kevin Federline's house, demanding to see their sons Sean and Jayden.
It's been over a decade since Britney Spears spontaneously shaved her head , but it's not a moment those around her at the time will soon forget. They were trying to pile up on top of each other to get a picture and the one bodyguard was actually covering the front door with a cape," Tognozzi remembers. I felt someone was going to get hurt, for sure, it was crazy.
Images of Britney Spears shaving her head during a breakdown in were captured by more than 70 photographers, and became famous around the world, almost overnight. In a new Channel 5 documentary, Britney Spears: Breaking Point , a tattoo artist who was there the night this happened, has claimed Britney confided in her about why she did it. After leaving a rehabilitation clinic in Antigua, Britney had gone to the home of her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, asking to see their children, Sean and Jayden.