Britney Spears Speaks Out Following Concerns Over Her Welfare
Britney Spears has spoken out for the first time amid concerns about her safety and wellbeing.
The popstar posted a video on Instagram on Tuesday night, in which she insisted that "all is well" during a time of "stress and anxiety" for her family.
Britney told fans her team had received death threats because of the "crazy" rumours that had been circulating about her welfare, which prompted some publications to report the 37-year-old had been sent to a mental health facility "against her will."
"I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!!" she wrote alongside the video. "There's rumors, death threats to my family and my team, and just so many things crazy things being said."
Britney went on to accuses and ex employee of impersonating her in fake emails, which were consequently were leaked to the press.
"I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that's happening is just making it harder for me," she continued. "Don't believe everything you read and hear. These fake emails everywhere were crafted by [former employee] years ago... I did not write them. He was pretending to be me and communicating with my team with a fake email address.
"My situation is unique, but I promise I'm doing what's best at this moment. You may not know this about me, but I am strong, and stand up for what I want! Your love and dedication is amazing, but what I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way. If you could do that, I would be forever grateful. Love you."
View this post on InstagramI don't even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say. I will not be performing my new show Domination. I've been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart. However, it's important to always put your family first... and that's the decision I had to make. A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We're all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand. More information on ticket refunds is available on britneyspears.com. I appreciate your prayers and support for my family during this time. Thank you, and love you all... always.
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The statement was the first time Britney had checked in with fans since starting a 30-day treatment at a welfare centre in LA, following her dad's serious illness.
Fans had begun protesting amid fears Britney had been forced into the treatment by her manager, however the American Idol judge has confirmed "all is well."
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