Britney Spears fears she won't live to see her 28th birthday, according to the author of a shocking new expose about the troubled pop star.
Biographer and journalist Ian Halperin spent 18 months studying the Toxic singer as an undercover paparazzo, getting close to the star and her inner circle.
And now he's writing all about his findings in a new book which he hopes to have on shelves by Christmas (08).
Amid all the claims of drug abuse, bipolar problems and suicidal tendencies, Halperin states Spears told him personally she fears she will die at 27.
The biographer, who ironically penned a book about Kurt Cobain - who lost his life at 27, tells Life + Style magazine, "She told me she feared she'd die at age 27 (her current age), just like other music stars, like Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain."
Joplin and Cobain aren't the only members of the sinister 27 Club - rock greats Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones all perished before their 28th birthday.
Spears turns 28 on 2 December (08).