Pop beauty Britney Spears will put her music career on hold for two years and plans to return with a shocking new image.

The TOXIC singer has her heart set on starting a family with husband KEVIN FEDERLINE, and is rumoured to be pregnant.

In an open letter to fans on her website, Britney writes, "I haven't really thought a lot about work lately, what better time for a greatest hits album to come out?

"I can actually enjoy and reflect on my success at this point in my life. I may be disappointing some fans but I don't think I'll do another tour for a couple of years. My priorities in life have changed. When I come back, things will be totally different."

A friend of the star adds, "Britney is going to disappear from the spotlight for a few years and come back almost unrecognisable. Good luck to her."

07/11/2004 10:37