Britney Spears has left a facility where she had been receiving treatment for undisclosed mental health issues, a source close to the singer tells CNN.
The year has been a difficult one for Spears, who earlier this month said she was taking some “me time” to focus on her self-care.
At the time of her post, People and other outlets reported that the star had checked into a facility to seek “all-encompassing wellness treatment.”
In January, the singer said she was stepping back from her career and Las Vegas residency to help her father, who was dealing with health issues.
She referenced her family’s personal struggles in a message to her supporters earlier this week, after speculation about the pop star’s absence from the limelight.
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 ❤️❤️❤️
“My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately so I just needed time to deal,” Spears said on Instagram.
She added: “You may not know this about me, but I am strong, and stand up for what I want!”
Spears asked for a “little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way,” and claimed she would return “very soon.”
Later, Spears posted a video of herself working out, lightheartedly remarking, “Who knew stress would be a great 5 pound weight loss. Yay for me.”