Britney Spears Saved My Life!

Did you ever think that Britney Spears could save anybody’s life? Not so much, unless we’re talking about deflecting a bullet with a swinging umbrella or walking barefoot in the bathroom and soaking up all the germs so that they don’t invade another’s body. But according to a new BBC documentary called “Britney Spears Saved My Life,” Britney’s been the savior for lots of folks. In the doc, a suicidal teen talks about how Britney brought him back from the edge, as does a Jehovah’s Witness who left his religion, and several gay boys who struggled to embrace their sexuality. In one scene, as a 20-year-old shows off his book of old Spears concert tickets, the interviewer comments, “Somebody might think you’re nuts.” Amen?

Check out the clip above, where one girl starts welling up just listening to Spears’ “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman.” A professor from Syracuse University explained the phenomenon saying, “It’s the idea that even Britney Spears, this fabulous star, this huge celebrity, this beautiful woman, even she has problems—and big ones—that are just like mine.” It’s hard to believe that such a mess-up could be so inspirational but, hey, whatever works. [Newsweek]