Drew Barrymore shares ’empathy’ for Britney Spears, talks about her own time in a psychiatric ward! Drew Barrymore is speaking out in support of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton amid new attention being placed on how the former party girls were treated in their youth.
Barrymore has been in the public eye since she was a child and currently hosts her very own talk show. During a recent appearance on Howard Stern’s show, the star discussed her own wild days that led to a stay in a psychiatric ward when she was 13 years old.
The host likened her situation to that of Spears, prompting the host to note that she has “so much empathy” for people in her position.
“Paris Hilton came on this show and she had been institutionalized by her mom and, you know, you think like Britney and Paris and I’ve thought it for myself, I’m sure that people look on and think, ‘These party girls, these privileges, how dare they have feelings about any of this? They’ve put themselves out there, they’ve asked for this — it’s fair f—ing game,’ and I just go, ‘They’re humans. They’re just humans,’ and I have a lot of empathy,” the star explained.
Stern previously shared his support for Spears as the public continues to discuss the pop star’s life and past treatment in the public eye following the release of the “Framing Britney Spears” documentary and her conservatorship battle with her father, Jamie Spears. Hilton, meanwhile, drew headlines earlier this year when she spoke out about her experience at an abusive boarding school she attended when she was young.
Barrymore also opened up about her time in a psychiatric ward after her mother got desperate for help raising her when she was 13.
“My mom put me in a place that was like a full psychiatric ward. I used to laugh at those, like Malibu 30-day places. They talked about things that p—d me off. I was just like… A little spa vacation for 30 days in Malibu was sort of the opposite of the experience I had,” she explained. “I was in a place for a year and a half called Van Nuys Psychiatric and you couldn’t mess around in there. If you did, you’d get thrown either in the padded room or get put in stretcher restraints and tied up.”
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Drew Barrymore shares ’empathy’ for Britney Spears! Drew Barrymore shares ’empathy’ for Britney Spears