Britney Spears has offered MICHAEL JACKSON some strange advice to get his life back together - he should get drunk and start a fight in a bar.

TOXIC star Spears believes Jackson - currently in the midst of a child molestation trial - needs to adopt a more masculine persona and get embroiled in a punch-up to help toughen him up, regardless of whether he is guilty or not of the abuse allegations.

She tells American magazine ALLURE, "If he did those things, I feel sorry for him. I feel like he probably feels alone, and he needs some help.

"He needs someone to be like, 'OK, let's buck you up, let's give you a moustache, let's rough you up, let's go to a bar, let's get drunk and be a man.'

"And if he didn't do those things, I feel sorry for him. Either way, he needs to get in a fight."

13/03/2005 10:28