Britney Spears Updates Concerned Fans: "I'll Be Back Very Soon"

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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," wrote the singer. "If you could do that, I would be forever grateful."

Britney Spears checked herself into a 30-day treatment at a mental health facility in March, but her journey to well-being has been questioned by some fans who are concerned for the singer. Allegations in a "special emergency episode" of the fan podcast Britney's Gram claimed that the pop princess is being held in the facility against her will. As a result, the #FreeBritney hashtag emerged and a group of fans protested for her release Monday in West Hollywood.

Spears hopped on Instagram on Tuesday to clear the air. "Hi guys, just checking in with all of you who are concerned about me," she said in the quick selfie video. "All is well. 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."

The clip was accompanied by a lengthy caption breaking down the speculation and shutting down rumors. "I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!!" she wrote. "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."

"My situation is unique, but I promise I’m doing what’s best at this moment," Spears continued. "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."

See her post below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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This story first appeared on Billboard.com.