People won’t give Britney a break. Literally! New reports suggest Britney “walked off” the initial X Factor auditions because she has ADHD, but can’t take medication for it because it will interfere with other meds she’s currently taking, according to

“Britney was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in her teens and used to take medication for it,” said a source close to the situation. “The medication helped her deal with it, however, she can’t take it now because it interferes with the other medications she takes for her mental health issues. Britney’s current team of doctors strictly prohibit her from taking Adderall or Ritalin, which are commonly given to people with ADHD.

“Simon was made fully aware of Britney’s medical history before the contract was signed, so this certainly isn’t a big surprise that she needs to take breaks during the audition process. Look, Britney basically has the attention span of a 10-year-old at times. It’s not alarming to Simon at all and he is fully supportive of Britney doing whatever she needs to do during filming.”

“Britney’s medical team works with her to deal with her disorder without medication and daily vigorous exercise is what often works best for Britney. Her nutrition is closely monitored and so is her caffeine intake, because that can also enhance Britney’s inability to focus. Simon knew what he was dealing with before he ever signed her to join the show and it’s not shocking to him. Of course, it’s rather disconcerting for people that see her do it for the first time but it’s truly nothing to be alarmed at. In fact, Simon would have been surprised if she hadn’t taken breaks during judging last week, this means she is involved and engaged in the process,” the insider says.

According to this website, some of the most brilliant people had ADHD, including Albert Einstein, Beethoven, Leonardo DeVinci, Isaac Newton and Steven Spielberg. Yup, I just compared Brit Brit to these legends, and you will deal.

Not saying this report is true, but if it is, having ADHD is NOT negative. In a way it’s empowering.

Keep on keepin on, Brit!

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