Britney Spears Reveals That She Has Incurable Nerve Damage
We all know Britney Spears can dance. But what some might not know that, despite her moves, she’s actually in a great deal of pain on every day due to nerve damage.
In 2019, Spears was admitted into a mental health facility, and only recently did she hint at some of the everlasting effects that it brough her. In a recent Instagram post, she explained how she has incurable nerve damage sustained from her stay.
In a video of herself dancing to Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” she explained what she was going through: “I’m dancing in time now Victoria … yes … nerve damage on the right side of my body … there’s no cure except God I guess … nerve damage is caused sometimes when you don’t get enough oxygen to your brain … your brain literally shuts down.”
She explains that the damage occurred at “that place,” a phrase she’s repeatedly referred to the mental health hospital before. She continues to describe her experience:
“In that place I didn’t breathe when I was there … nerve damage causes parts of your body to go numb. I wake up like 3 times a week in bed and my hands are completely numb … Nerves are tiny and it feels like pins and needles from the right side of my body it shoots up to my neck and the part that hurts the worst is my temple on my head … it stings and it’s scary … the last 3 years since I got out of that place I’ve been in a mild unconscious state … I couldn’t face it. It was like it was too scary to be here.”
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So why does she post so many dancing videos if she has such everlasting nerve damage effects? Apparently, dancing is what helps—she doesn’t feel the pain when she’s moving in such a way.
“It’s funny though when I dance I don’t feel the pain,” she continued in the post. “It’s like my mind literally goes to a place of my inner child. And although I don’t move like I use to … I truly believe my faith in it gave me strength.”
Thankfully, Spears takes a medication that helps. Not only did it help her physically, but it also helped her mentally.
“By grace of God I finally found a medication where I actually feel oxygen going to my brain and through my neck,” she explained. “My eyes are more open now and I can hold my head up correctly … I’ve done a good job trying to pull it off. Either way I’m getting a lot better, I can breathe … I feel smarter because well, Jesus I can breathe now … either way, I’m breathing now and I can dance in time, Victoria … I send all my love to every single one of you … this is me this morning … I’m gonna vacuum now !!!”
Do you know anyone who suffers from nerve damage? How do they keep it at bay?