Britney Spears' family are so concerned for the pop star's safety on her upcoming tour, they've boosted her security team and cancelled press coverage of concerts.

According to American news show EXTRA!, Spears' management scrapped plans to let the media cover her one-song HOLLYWOOD + HIGHLAND show in Los Angeles yesterday (11FEB04), when thousands of fans turned up to see the pop superstar perform in the shopping complex for TV show ON-AIR.

And now insiders claim Britney will wear a bullet-proof vest onstage during certain appearances, because those close to the singer fear she could be shot at.

One reported casualty of the change in security is Britney's longstanding minder BIG ROB, who, according to America's US magazine has been replaced.

12/02/2004 02:30