Watch: Britney Spears tell fans she is fine
Britney Spears has insisted she is ‘the happiest I've ever been in my life’ amid concern for her mental health.
The 38-year-old singer sparked speculation after a two week absence from social media, but has now posted a video message reassuring fans she is ‘fine’.
Spears said: “So, I know there have been a lot of comments and a lot of people saying a lot of different things about me, but I just want to let you guys know that I am fine.
“I'm the happiest I've ever been in my life and I am sending you guys a lot of prayers, wishes, and a lot of love.”
The Toxic singer – who suffered a public breakdown in 2007 and has been under the care of a conservatorship since 2008 – also posed some selfies and another video of herself dancing energetically.
She captioned the second video: “Dancing is such a vulnerable thing !!!
“Performing for thousands of people is a cool feeling ..... but I also find joy in dancing for myself !!!!! The language of dance is really beautiful!!!!
“You say so much without saying a word … using your body to express the way you feel !!!! Live and express your body any way you want.”
She had not previously posted since 19 October, two weeks previously.
Spears – who entered the spotlight at the age of 11 on Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club – suffered from the pressures of fame and work and had a very public breakdown in 2007.
After being put into her father’s care in 2008 she went on to revive her career, appearing as a judge on the US version of The X Factor, performing several hit world tours and starring in a successful Las Vegas residency.
However, she pulled out of a second Las Vegas run due to stress and has not performed since October 2018.
Her father Jamie Spears stepped down as her conservator last year and the I’m A Slave 4 U singer’s conservatorship is now in the hands of her long-term “care manager” Jodi Montgomery.
Britney recently appealed to a court not to allow her father to regain control of her life, as her conservatorship was extended until 2021.
There has been an ongoing campaign by some fans to “Free Britney” from her conservatorship, with celebrities including Paris Hilton and Miley Cyrus joining in the calls.
The Baby One More Time singer is mother to Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14. She shares custody of her sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline.