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.”

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