Simon Cowell Reveals Britney Spears Almost Quit X Factor On Day 1

September 6, 2012 By:
Simon Cowell Reveals Britney Spears Almost Quit X Factor On Day 1

Britney Spears almost quit her gig on “The X Factor” during the first day of filming after suffering a full-blown panic attack.

Remember when Britney showed up for the first day of filming the new reality show gig and “walked off” the set for 15 minutes?

Yeah, well, that was the moment when she started having a panic attack and wanted off the show for good!

Simon Cowell just called into “TMZ Live” and said the “X Factor” PR team “half-lied” to the media when they told us she was just taking a bathroom break.

Cowell admits that Britney “had a moment on the first day where she said to me, ‘I’m not sure I can do this.’”

“No one is going to admit that on the first day your highest paid star after 20 minutes has walked off set,” says Cowell.

Somehow during that break Cowell talked Britney into NOT leaving show.

I’m not surprised at all. Just yesterday Britney admitted that during those early round of auditions she was having tons of panic attacks.

“I was having panic attack after panic attack,” says Brit and added that she was “extremely nervous.”

But apparently those days are over, Cowell says, “On the first day, one hundred percent she didn’t think she was going to be able to do this. But I’m seeing this woman blossom week by week doing this. I think she’s going to be good for the show, and I think the show is going to be good for her.”