Britney Spears had "panic attack after panic attack" on her first day filming the "X Factor."
The singer joined the judges panel of the hit show earlier this year alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and LA Reid.
But she told Elle magazine she struggled with nerves during her first appearance as a judge.
"I was extremely nervous. I was having panic attack after panic attack," she said.
Sitting next to Simon Cowell will do that to someone. Which may or may not be why Paula Abdul would occasionally forget how to speak English.
Cowell insists Spears is doing a good job on the show.
"On the first day, 100 percent she didn't think she was going to be able to do this," Cowellsaid, according to Britain's Sun newspaper. "It's the Roman Colosseum -- 5000 people booing if you say no. But I'm seeing this woman blossom week by week doing this. I think she's going to be good for the show, and I think the show is going to be good for her."
It was widely reported in May that Spears walked off the set just a half-hour into her first day of auditions in Austin, Texas. One fan said "She was like a rabbit caught in headlights."
Rabbits don't make that kind of money.
Spears' fiance Jason Trawick, who is her former agent and her co-conservator with her father, was by her side during the Elle interview. He talked about how they first met.
"It was kind of one of those things where she moved, like, turned
Spears interjected. "OK, that's enough information, sweetie. It was sweet, just say that."