Britney Spears has moved to quash rumours that she is dealing with health issues amid claims of a planned intervention.
A number of outlets, including TMZ, reported last Thursday (February 9) that the pop star’s inner circle were set to intervene over what the site described as “erratic, volatile behavior.” It cited “multiple sources with direct knowledge” when it said that the singer was “flying off the handle”; it also called into question her relationship to medication, suggesting that she was favouring “meds that hype her up” over “the medications that stabilize her.”
One of TMZ’s sources went as far as to say that they were “afraid she’s gonna die.” E! Online, People and Page Six went on to corroborate the report. A day later, though, Spears took to Instagram to reject the story out of hand, saying it made her “sick to her stomach.” Captioning a post consisting of a graphic that read “A state of gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency,” she wrote, “It makes me sick to my stomach that it’s even legal for people to make up stories that I almost died,” Spears said. “I mean at some point enough is enough.”
She went on to say that she will be limiting social media activity moving forward because “there’s obviously a lot of people who don’t wish me well.” Spears was released from a 13-year conservatorship in November 2021, after her father filed to end it in the aftermath of a documentary, Framing Britney Spears, that detailed the extent of his control over her life during the period.
Referencing it, Spears said in her Instagram post: “Again, the conservatorship has been over for almost a year. No folks, it’s not 2007 … it’s 2023 and I’m making my first homemade lasagna at home.” In another post, she further dismissed the reports of an intervention, saying: “to know that any news outlet would say any of this”. She continued: “This week in the news it said that I almost died and that I have a manager and ‘doctors’. I don’t have a management team nor will I ever again in my life. I don’t have ‘medical doctors’. I take Prozac for depression and that’s about it.” In the post’s video, Spears said that she “didn’t die” and is “very much alive and well. I’m here, I’m happy and I’m well.”