Britney Spears breaks silence about her health

The singer addressed recent concerns over her well-being on Instagram, saying her family has gone through "a lot of stress and anxiety lately so I just need time to deal."
4:47 | 04/24/19

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We are back with Britney spears breaking her silence after leaving her Las Vegas residency and checking herself into a mental health facility. She posted a message on Instagram. ABC's Chris Connelly is in los Angeles with all the details. Good morning, Chris. Reporter: Good morning. You know, if there is a mt. Rushmore of the last 25 years in pop music Britney spears is on it. During her time in the spotlight she has recorded so many great pop hits. And been forced to weather more than a few stores and now in the wake of her fans' worries she is speaking out. Overnight Britney spears speaking out via social media. In the wake of increasingly fevered speculation about her well-being. Hi, guys. Just checking in with all of you concerned about me. Reporter: Addressing those recent rumors. My family has been going through a lot of stress so I needed to deal. Reporter: The first extensive words from her since she checked into a facility earlier this month for what's been described as an all-encompassing wellness treatment. She says there's rumors, death threats to my family and my team. And just so many things being said. Those looking to end online speculation spears was being held there against her will. Hat's off, Britney. Reporter: They had free Britney signs. ������ for more than a decade public affection and concern for spears have often gone hand in hand after since she shaved her head in 2007. Her issuing leading to a court in 2008 establishing a conservatorship and they revealed her father had a life-threatening colon rupture and putting her Las Vegas residency on hold to put her full focus and energy on her family. Earlier announcing she was taking some needed me time. ��� I'm addicted to you ��� Reporter: Now spears spotted away from the facility over Easter. I promise I'm doing what's best at this moment. Your love and dedication is amazing but what I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the things that are hard in my life. I'll be back soon. Reporter: You may not know this about me I am strong and stand up for what I want. May it be so. If there was this mt. Rushmore she would certainly be on it. Part of the reason her fans are so involved in what's happening and why she had to respond. She's been in the public eye since she was a child and all watched her. Not only been a massive star but that sense of vulnerability has always been part of her appeal and makes people invest in her as a human being. I think people still feel for her as though she needs protection somewhat and struggles and they identify with. I remember interviewing her in 2000. In Hawaii, I asked who are you going to vote for. She said probably my parents. What are you going to do this afternoon. Sneak past my bodyguard and read my book on the beach. You were telling us earlier one thing that makes her situation so unique she's not if the only one of few stars who has no control of her personal fears. That's right. She's got a court approved conservatorship that overseas her every significant purchase and oversees her every key decision, unparalleled for someone at the front of this multimillion dare franchise. Does this imprison her or protect her from things she wouldn't be able to handle otherwise and, again, that feeling of concern that her fans always have about her. Along with the great affection you can have for all those amazing songs she's done and you will the work like Taylor Swift has done, all the affection people have for her music coupled with this real feeling of protectiveness and want what's best and I think that's never changed through all the things she's gone through. You have such a deep knowledge of the business, great to have your perspective. We hope she does okay.

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