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Britney Spears Addresses Speculation About Mental Health: ‘All Is Well’

Pop star posts first Instagram video following checking in to mental health facility

Britney Spears took to Instagram to address apparent rumors about her well-being. It’s her first video post since she checked into a mental health facility for a reported 30-day stay earlier this month.

In the video, she said she wanted to check in “with all of you who are concerned about me. All is well,” she said. “My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately, so I just needed time to deal. But don’t worry, I’ll be back very soon.”

Along with the clip, she wrote a caption addressing “rumors, death threats to my family and my team, and just so many crazy things being said,” alluding to alleged fake emails that were being spread from her former manager Sam Lufti years ago, although it’s unclear what the emails contained.

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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. 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. 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 ❤️❤️❤️

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“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,” she added. “If you could do that, I would be forever grateful.”

In January, the singer postponed her Las Vegas residency after her father faced life-threatening health problems. “I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time,” she said. “I hope you all can understand.”

 

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