Britney Spears has lost one job. The troubled pop star, who is currently in UCLA Medical Center for evaluation, has been stripped of her hosting gig at a Beverly Hills mansion on February 16.
Danish businessman Claus Hjelmbak has decided to not pursue the singer as the host of his upcoming Scandinavian Style Mansion event due to the recent events surrounding the star.
"As a friend, my primary concern is for Britney's well-being and giving her the love and support she needs," he tells E! news.
But Hjelmbak insists to People magazine he did not fire the 26-year-old singer saying "She is not being fired, nor is she deemed unfit for the role as a host, but I personally feel that the most important thing for her now is to focus on her health and get the help she needs and deserves." The businessman says that Spears is welcome to attend in a less taxing capacity as guest.
Hjelmbak, who met Spears in 2006, had been on her side during her shopping spree in the wee hours of the morning at Kitson boutique last month. He had dismissed media reports that Spears have bipolar issues saying he only knows one Britney and she's really sweet and down to earth.
The party will still take place and as a tribute to Spears, Hjelmbak is planning to dedicate some of the proceeds from sales of VIP passes to a charity of Spears' choice.