Britney Spears Breaks Her Silence: 'I Just Needed Time to Deal'

Jacquie Cadorette
April 24, 2019 - 8:59 am

After a #FREEBRITNEY rally swept West Hollywood and fan accounts across Twitter, Britney Spears broke her social media silence to address rumors about her treatment in a mental health facility. 

In the midst of the growing hearsay, the ‘Stronger’ singer posted a video to Instagram on Tuesday explaining that “all is well.” She continues, “My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately, so I just needed time to deal. Don’t worry, I’ll be back very soon!” 

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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She continued, “Don’t believe everything you read and hear,” she writes, “My situation is unique, but I promise I’m doing what’s best at this moment.”

She requested privacy while she handles the hurdles she’s had to overcome as of late while protecting her family and team at the same time. 

The post quickly gained support from fans and celebs alike with Miley Cyrus writing, “We love u so much queen” and Spears’ boyfriend, Sam Ashgari, chiming in with, “Sometimes showing respect and privacy is the best support people can offer. #bestfans.” He wrote the same message on his own Instagram story to spread the memo wider. 

As Spears continues down her road to recovery, fans everywhere are showing their support by requesting only that she focus on getting better. One comment reads, “We are not asking you to come back with new music...we just want you to be happy.” 

Mental health, addiction, and relapses are very real. If you or anyone you know is struggling, know that someone is always there. Additionally, give a call to 1-800-662-HELP (4357), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's national helpline, at any time, any day of the year, and free of charge.

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