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Britney Spears has spilled her story to OK! magazine.

In a statement to the celebrity news Web site TMZ.com, OK! Editor-in-Chief Sarah Ivens said the magazine had “spent a heartbreaking day with Britney Spears and witnessed first-hand an emotional cry for help that will leave you shocked and sad,” AP reports.

“This week, on newsstands Friday, the truth will be told,” Miss Ivens said.

The statement was posted yesterday on TMZ.com. A day earlier, TMZ said it had “learned that Miss Spears’ self-arranged photo shoot and interview with OK! Magazine was a complete disaster” and that her behavior during the interview was “nothing less than a meltdown.”

A publicist for OK! didn’t respond to e-mails seeking comment. AP was attempting to locate a representative for Miss Spears.

Earlier this month, the 25-year-old pop princess apologized for attacking a photographer’s car with an umbrella in February, saying she had been preparing to try out for a movie part at the time and had gotten carried away. The incident took place during the same period in which Miss Spears shaved her head, got new tattoos and was seen partying hard in Los Angeles clubs. A few weeks later, following her highly public forays into midnight carousing, Miss Spears checked in for a monthlong stay in rehab.

She filed for divorce from aspiring rapper Kevin Federline in November, just two months after giving birth to the couple’s second child, Jayden James. Their older son, Sean Preston, was born in September 2005.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports.