Britney Spears 'devastated' after ex-beau killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

Britney SpearsLondon, Jan 18 - Britney Spears is devastated after hearing the news that her former boyfriend John Sundahl has been killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Sundahl, who was a Pilot, was shot down while flying a helicopter from Kabul, dated Britney in 2007 and has been credited with helping Spears beat her drinking problems, the Mirror reported.

Sundahl's brother Karl said that it is heartbreaking as he was trying to help people, he would often say that the country was in chaos.

Karl said that the 44-year-old pilot was still good friends with the singer, he talked to her regularly and they dated for a while but always kept in touch afterwards.

The 33-year-old singer dated Sundahl in 2007 after they met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Los Angeles and she has credited him with helping her beat her drink problems. (ANI)