Britney Spears would like to clear up some things. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the 37-year-old pop icon assured her fans that “all is well” amidst growing rumors that she was suffering from mental health issues and had checked into a wellness facility.

Britney Spears Health Update

“There’s rumors, death threats to my family and my team, and just so many things crazy things being said,” wrote Spears as to why she’s chosen to speak out. “I am trying to take a moment for myself,” she said, “but don’t worry, I’ll be back very soon.”

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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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The rumors about Spears’ mental health have been circulating since the beginning of April, when People suggested Spears had checked into a wellness facility while trying to cope with her father’s declining health. A post from her Instagram on April 3 sparked the rumors, when she captioned a picture “we all need to take a little me time.”

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We all need to take time for a little "me time." 🙂

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Spears has had a history of mental health struggles. In 2008, her father, Jaime Spears, was named permanent co-conservator of her estate, along with an attorney, Andrew Wallet. In January, Spears announced that her father had recently been hospitalized, and cancelled her Domination tour in order to care for him.

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