Halsey takes fans back to Y2K with Britney Spears Lucky tribute

Halsey is channelling their inner Britney Spears on new song Lucky credit:Bang Showbiz
Halsey is channelling their inner Britney Spears on new song Lucky credit:Bang Showbiz

Halsey has honoured their pop idol Britney Spears with a cover of her noughties hit 'Lucky'.

The 'Without Me' hitmaker has sampled the 2000 classic from Britney's hit album 'Oops!... I Did It Again'.. on a song of the same name and shared how much the 'Toxic' hitmaker meant to them growing up.

Alongside a picture of them wearing a shirt with "lucky" emblazed across it, she wrote on Instagram: "When I was 5, it always felt like Britney was singing directly to me. 24 years later, these words hit different. love you forever (sic)"

The 29-year-old singer has been teasing fans by posting pictures and fake magazine covers of them pretending to be a troubled pop star, like Britney, 42.

The track will be taken from their upcoming fifth studio album.

Halsey recently shared the emotional single 'The End', while she also revealed she is suffering from Lupus and a rare lymphoproliferative disorder.

The ‘Him and I’ singer, 29, born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane and who uses she/they pronouns, took to Instagram last month to tell fans of their struggle with serious medical issues ahead of the release of the record but did not specify which conditions.

They later updated fans in a thank you note for their support on Instagram by detailing what conditions they have been fighting.

Referencing the release their new song, Halsey said: “Thank you guys for the unbelievable amount of love for ‘The End’ and the support you’ve shown me since its release.

“I realise everyone is catching up with news I’ve held in for a very long time, and I wasn’t sure how much I wanted to share.

“You’ve all been so kind so I want to share a bit more. In 2022, I was first diagnosed with Lupus SLE and then a rare T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. “Both of which are currently being managed or in remission; and both of which I will likely have for the duration of my life.

“After a rocky start, I slowly got everything under control with the help of amazing doctors.

“After two years, I’m feeling better and I’m more grateful than ever to have music to turn to.

“I can’t wait to get back where I belong: With you all (grey heart emoji) Singing and screaming my heart out.”

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.

Lymphoproliferative disorders are a group of diseases that cause an uncontrolled production of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.

Halsey told their fans they were “lucky to be alive” due to their ongoing health issues, alongside a carousel of images and videos that included one of them lying in hospital hooked to a drip.