Topless Spears thanks fans for prayers
EmptyNEW YORK - A topless Britney Spears has posted a new message on her Web site to thank her fans for their prayers "during this trying time".
Alongside a photograph of herself in a blonde wig and topless with white-gloved arms crossed over her chest, the pop singer said she was "blessed" to be so cared about.
"The reason for this letter is to let everyone know that their prayers have helped me," wrote Spears.
"I am so blessed that you care enough about me to be concerned and will continue to live in this brighter state with all of you by my side during this trying time.
"We are all lights of the world and we all need to continuously inspire others and look to the higher power. You are all in my prayers. Godspeed. Love Britney."
Spears's professional achievements have been overshadowed by her personal crises in the past year.
The pop singer split up from her second husband, aspiring rapper Kevin Federline, with whom she has two children, and entered rehab for undisclosed problems after a spree of high-profile partying and erratic behavior such as shaving off her hair.
Spears, 25, has not released an album since 2003.
But she is now trying to stage a comeback, performing for the first time in more than three years this month with a series of 15-minute shows at various nightclubs.
She is reportedly recording her fifth album, which she started working on last year with red-hot hitmakers like R&B singer Ne-Yo and Swedish producer Max Martin.