Britney Spears breaks her silence on death threats and rehab rumours in Instagram video

Britney Spears breaks her silence on death threats and rehab rumours in Instagram video

Britney Spears has opened up about her recent personal life in a very candid and vulnerable Instagram post, as rumours begin to swirl over the singer's mental state.

Spears, now 37 years old, had checked into a mental health facility earlier this month following news of her father suffering a life-threatening colon rupture. But since then, rumours have circulated that Britney Spears (who suffered a highly-publicised meltdown in 2007) was being held at this facility against her will.

Her family have since been on the receiving end of death threats, and the #FreeBritney movement has been started to allegedly free the singer from the clutches from her father, Jamie Spears, who has held control of her finances since 2008.

But in an Instagram post, Britney Spears poured cold water on those rumours, and reassured her 21 million followers that there was nothing untoward going on at that mental health facility.

Here's Britney addressing her fans after rumours had begun to get out of hand: 

"I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control," Spears began in her Instagram post.

"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," Britney Spears clarified.

"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," Britney Spears finished, and her followers were more than supportive of the singer during what must be a very difficult time.

Back in January, Spears announced that she was taking an indefinite break from her Britney: Domination tour to help take care of her father as he battled with the condition, and it's not clear how much longer 66-year-old Jamie Spears has to live.