Singer says paparazzi incident was part of 'researching movie role'

Britney Spears has apologised for her paparazzi incident that occurred earlier this year – which involved her attacking an SUV with an umbrella outside estranged husband Kevin Federline’s house.

The incident occurred after the singer infamously shaved her head.

Writing to gossip website X17 in a handwritten note, she said: “I want to apologise for the past incident with the umbrella. I was preparing a character for a possible movie role where the husband doesn’t play his part so they swap places.

“Unfortunately I didn’t get the part, I’m sorry I got all carried away with my role! Britney.”

Meanwhile as previously reported, the release date of the singer’s new album has been pushed back to 2008.