Britney Spears is worried that her Kabbalah string bracelet keeps falling off - something the pop princess believes is linked to her current troubles.

Since being introduced to the mystical Jewish teachings by pop mentor Madonna last summer (03) Britney has been wearing a red string bracelet - which can be bought at Los Angeles' Kabbalah Center and is supposed to ward off negativity, and fall off when it has soaked up all bad vibes.

But Britney - who has suffered bad press over disappointing sales of her comeback album IN THE ZONE and her recent 55-hour marriage to pal JASON ALEXANDER - is concerned about the number of times her string has broken.

She says, "Once it's had as much as it can take, it falls off. It's supposed to fall off every six months. Mine falls off every other day."

09/01/2004 09:29