Britney Spears is reportedly terrified of spiralling into bankruptcy after her fall from grace in recent months.

The singer, who has entered rehab to battle her addictions and deal with the fallout from her failed marriage to Kevin Federline, has spent large sums of her fortune according to press reports.

Now, the Toxic popstar is "scared to death" that she will be left penniless, as legal costs and her lavish lifestyle eat away at her estimated $30 million fortune, reports the Daily Star.

A source quoted by the paper revealed she is struggling to tackle her demons with her financial problems hanging over her.

"She has to concentrate on staying sober," a friend was quoted as saying. "But she can't do that if she has to worry about going broke - which is exactly what she thinks will happen."

Britney is currently seeking treatment at a clinic in Malibu after checking in following her infamous 'breakdown' which saw her shave off her hair before a pack of photographers.

20/03/2007 16:23:00