Britney Spears has revealed she almost met a terrifying end this month after going swimming in the sea.
The superstar was on holiday in Hawaii when she got dragged under water by “six-foot waves” which had her frantically fighting for life.
She said: “I went out and I thought it was like a wave pool, and I was like, ‘This is so nice and refreshing and just beautiful.' But the thing I didn’t think about is when you come back, the waves really come in hard.
“I got sucked under for like five minutes. I almost drowned. And I’m like, ‘Where is my security? They’re just going to let me die here.'
“And then I came in again and another wave took me under.”
With her long-awaited ninth album Glory released this Friday, Britney said the one bit of advice she would give her younger self would be to avoid both her 55-hour first marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander and her three-year romance with second husband Kevin Federline.
She said: “Never get married, number one. That’s probably the best advice I could give myself.”