Britney Spears Set The Record Straight About Her Mental Health

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Britney Spears is facing mental health challenges but “doing the best I can,” she wrote on Instagram.

The 41-year-old pop superstar set the record straight after reports from several outlets made allegations about her mental state,and even said she might die.

An Intervention Was Allegedly Set Up

Wedding portrait of Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
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The publications alleged that an intervention was set up for Spears but canceled at the last minute after she got wind of it. Her husband, Sam Asghari, was reportedly part of the intervention team, along with her manager and medical doctors.

Her Response

Now, the Toxic hitmaker has responded to the reports in a post on Instagram, saying, “It makes me sick to my stomach that it’s even legal for people to make up stories that I almost died.”

'Doing The Best I Can'

Britney Spears performing onstage
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She also threatened to get off Instagram even if she loved posting because “there’s obviously a lot of people who don’t wish me well.”

She added, “Again doing the best I can !!! Again, the conservatorship has been over for almost a year … No folks, it’s not 2007 … it’s 2023…”

A Reminder To Her Fans

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Spears ended her post by reminding her fans not to believe everything they read.

Statement From Her Husband

Sam Asghari in a black tux
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Asghari previously denied that an intervention was planned. He shared a statement exclusively with Access Hollywood saying that the Stronger singer was “in full control of her life and will continue to make all decisions involving her care regardless of circumstances.”

He concluded his statement, “Speculation on her health is inappropriate and should end immediately.”

Taking Depression Medication

Spears later filmed herself addressing the rumors that she died. In the video uploaded to Instagram, she said she was “very much alive and well,” while also revealing in the caption that she was taking meds for depression.

What She Said About The Intervention

Britney Spears in red bandeau top and mini skirt
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Again, she denied that an intervention had been staged, saying she didn’t have a “management team” or “medical doctors.”

“I take Prozac for depression and that’s about it,” she wrote.

She's Trying To Get Better

Britney Spears walking the red carpet in a purple mini dress
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The pop star also expressed frustration over the lies being spread about her, especially because she’d been trying to get better with a “little routine of prayer and therapy.”

The Restaurant Incident

Rumors about Spears’ mental state have been grabbing headlines for a while now. Last month, she was filmed at a restaurant having, what appeared to be, a meltdown.