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Drew Barrymore shares her 'empathy' for Britney Spears, talks about her own time in a psychiatric ward

Drew Barrymore is speaking out in support of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton amid new attention being placed on how the former party girls were treated in their youth.

Barrymore has been in the public eye since she was a child and currently hosts her very own talk show. During a recent appearance on Howard Stern's show, the star discussed her own wild days that led to a stay in a psychiatric ward when she was 13 years old.

The host likened her situation to that of Spears, prompting the host to note that she has "so much empathy" for people in her position.  "Paris Hilton came on this show and she had been institutionalized by her mom and, you know, you think like Britney and Paris and I’ve thought it for myself, I’m sure that people look.

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