Britney Spears has released a statement addressing hacked emails, death threats and concerns about her safety.
In a video posted on Instagram on Tuesday night, the 37-year-old singer insisted that ‘all is well’ during a time of extreme ‘stress and anxiety’ for her family.
Britney revealed her team had been receiving death threats as a result of ‘crazy’ rumours about her welfare, which prompted concerns that she had been sent to a mental health facility ‘against her will’.
In the statement, the musician then accused her ex-manager Sam Lutfi of impersonating her in email exchanges and accused him of ‘crafting’ fake communications.
She wrote: ‘Things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!! There’s rumours, 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.’
Britney was talking to her fans for the first time since beginning 30-day treatment at a welfare centre in Los Angeles, following her father’s life-threatening illness.
In the video, Britney admits that her family has been going through ‘a lot of stress and anxiety’ but insisted that she was ‘strong’.
She told fans: ‘Just checking in with all of you, who are 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 with it.
Don’t worry, I’ll be back very soon.’ Earlier on Tuesday, Britney’s boyfriend Sam Asghari reassured fans that she was doing ‘amazing’ and urged fans ‘not to worry’ about her, following protests demanding that she be ‘freed’.
‘Nobody needs to worry, she’s doing amazing and she’ll be back soon,’ the fitness trainer and model told TMZ in a video. Britney took a break from her 30-day treatment on Easter Sunday to be with him at Beverly Hills hotel The Montage and is believed to have returned to a Los Angeles facility.