, who currently serves as the host of the NBC game show, The Singing Bee
, is deeply worried about old pal Britney Spears. After seeing her much-talked about performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Palms Hotel and Casino, the former 'N Sync member now wants the 25-year-old pop singer to seek serious help.
Spears' opening act for the MTV event was considered as her “comeback” performance following a series of recent personal struggles that has temporarily put a pause to her music career. She appeared in black sequined bikini and knee-high stiletto boots, and performed "Gimme More," a lead single off her upcoming album. Unfortunately, her act was given harsh and very unfavorable reviews as many criticized Spears to have forgotten the lyrics and dance moves to her performance, which made her “seemingly disoriented and lacking of energy.”
While The Associated Press
described Spears' performance as “Out-of-synch lip-synching,” many have celebrities also defended the controversial singer. These included YouTube celebrity Chris Crocker, Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger, and rapper 50 Cent.
"I [said] she was going to be the hottest thing, and she did it," 50 Cent said.
As for the Singing Bee
host, he urges Spears to take urgent action before things get even worse.
"It looked like she was really lost. A lot of people really want her to seek help. There's something not right there, something needs to obviously be done before anything tragic happens," Fatone, who was one of Spears' closest friends when she was new in the music industry, said.
"She's a great girl. I've known her for many years," he added.
Meanwhile, fans can catch Joey Fatone on The Singing Bee
on Tuesday September 25 at 9:30pm on NBC.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: MTV, World Entertainment News Network
(Image courtesy of MTV)