Tatum O'Neal Offers Sympath, Advice To Spears

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

From one child star to another: Tatum O'Neal says Britney Spears needs to be in recovery and get her disease of addiction together so she can address being a mother.

The 43-year-old actress shared her thoughts on the troubled pop star with "Entertainment Tonight" in an interview that aired Wednesday night.

"I relate to her and feel really sad for her," O'Neal said, adding that she had similar experiences as a young mother. "I did everything ... that she doesn't want to do. I did the drug testing. ... It was very humbling. ... I wanted those kids in my life."

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