Britney Spears says all is well and just needs “time to deal.”
The singer broke her silence on Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a video reassuring her fans that she is in good health amid allegations that she is being held against her will at a health facility.
“Hi guys, just checking in with all of you who have been concerned about me. All is well. My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately so I just needed time to deal,” she says in the clip. “But don’t worry I will be back very soon.”
She also posted a lengthy caption, addressing the recent rumors circulating her health and family.
“I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!! There’s rumors, death threats to my family and my team, and just so many things crazy things being said,” she began. “I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that’s happening is just making it harder for me. Don’t believe everything you read and hear. These fake emails everywhere were crafted by Sam Lutfi years ago… I did not write them.”
“He was pretending to be me and communicating with my team with a fake email address,” she continued. “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.”
Spears checked herself into a health facility earlier this month. A source told ET that Spears’ decision was made due to the tremendous stress she’s endured due to the current health crisis of her father, Jamie Spears.
However, in the past week, #FreeBritney has been trending on social media as a result of allegations that the singer is being held against her will. Tess Barker and Barbara Gray, comedians and creators of the Britney’s Grampodcast, claimed last week that they had received “an anonymous tip from a credible source” alleging that Spears entered the health facility against her will. Around the 8:22 mark of the podcast episode, the hosts play back a voicemail that is allegedly from a paralegal who used to work for an attorney that was involved in Spears’ conservatorship.
There is no corroboration that the “Stronger” singer went against her will or is being held in the facility. In fact, ET learned that Spears briefly left her treatment facility earlier this month to get her hair done at a salon in Los Angeles and stepped out with her boyfriend Sam Asghari on Easter. She is still in treatment.