Fans of Britney Spears may have noticed that she hasn’t been posting on her Instagram account as much lately. Since January of this year, she has only posted twice. Once in early April about “taking care of yourself”, and today when she posted a video talking about her mental health issues.
We’ve included the video below.
Her Decision to Self-Admit
About a month ago, Britney self-admitted herself into a mental health facility to complete a 30-day program. Reports say she did this after an adjustment to her medication that had ‘lost its efficacy’, and also because she was having a hard time dealing with her father’s recent illness.
The medication she was on before was slowly becoming ineffective, so her doctors had to find a new medication cocktail that would do the job. Unfortunately, finding that combo takes a lot of trial and error, and she needed to have the old drugs weaned out of her system.
That process can carry a lot of risks, including suicide – and she was already having issues. Britney had become ‘unstable and ultimately unwilling to cooperate with doctors’, which led to her admission into the mental health facility.
Her Family is Going Through Serious Stress
For the first time since her admission, Britney posted a video message on Instagram to reassure her fans that she will be okay, and to dispel rumors that had been floating around about her condition.
“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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Sam Asghari, Britney’s boyfriend, gave TMZ an update about Britney’s condition on Tuesday. He said she is doing “amazing”, and that there’s “nothing to worry about.”