Sharon Stone Says Britney Spears Wrote Her a Letter in 2007 Asking For Help

Last week, Spears shared a photo of Stone on Instagram, calling her an inspiration.

Last week, Britney Spears shared an Instagram post slideshow of women she said: "truly inspired my life" — including actress Sharon Stone.

During an episode of the Kelly Clarkson Show on Tuesday, Stone was asked about the sweet post, and revealed that the singer had written her a lengthy letter in 2007, asking for advice.

"Britney wrote to me a very long and important and poignant letter during a very difficult time in her life—about the time when people would recognize it, when she shaved her head, wanting me to help her," Stone said. "And I was in a very difficult time of my life. I couldn't help myself. But the truth of the matter is, we both needed help. She needed help. I needed help. The true fact of it is it's very hard to be a very successful woman and not have everyone controlling you, taking your finances, and handling you."

"Women and, I'm sure, all of the young stars get handled," she continued. "And you get handled so much that there is a huge breaking point. There's a point where you get broken. The thing with Britney Spears is so out of control and so awful. I can say certainly it's been very out of control and very awful more than once in my life. And I have certainly had it. It's very complicated to take control of your life. It's very hard to get control of your finances."

Stone appears to be referring to Spears' conservatorship, the subject of renewed discussion following the Hulu documentary Framing Britney Spears.

On Tuesday night, Spears addressed the documentary directly in an Instagram post, writing, "I didn't watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in ... I cried for two weeks and well... I still cry sometimes."

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