Britney Spears has released a couple videos and a couple messages in the past few days.
Despite having been checked into a mental health facility to deal with ongoing mental health concerns that have plagued her for over a decade, the singer appears to be in a somewhat healthy and happy place.
But is she really?
Or are members of her team and possibly even her family just hiding the truth behind Britney's illness?
Is there a cover-up going on and must we really #FreeBritney, as many on Twitter pushing for?
Scroll down to see what some critics are saying about the way Spears is being treated why they even think recent photos of the artist have been forged by various cronies who do not want what is best for her...
Britney Spears on Insta
This photo was taken from the Instagram video relesed by Britney Spears to assure fans she was doing okay.
What's the Unfortunate History Here?
Spears was hospitalized in early 2018, placed uner a 72-hold hold to evaluate her mental state after she had a breakdown in which many around her were concerned for her well-being.
What Happened Over a Decade Ago?
A source told People Magazine back then that the pop star’s court-appointed child monitor called police. “She had already put [son] Preston in the car when Britney locked herself in a room with Jayden,” said a source. “The cops came and got through the door and tied her down to a gurney.”
What Was Her Life Like Back Then?
This incident took place when her children were two years old and one year old, respectively, and she was supposed to be handing them over to ex-husband Kevin Federline. Police said the singer was "under the influence of an unknown substance" when she was placed in the hospital.
Britney's dad was made the executor of her estate and basically put in charge of his daughter's finances and, to some extent, professional life.
Shen Then Went Into Hiding
To some extent, at least. Her music career came to a screeching halt, but Britney had recently settled into a very well-paying residency in Las Vegas and has seemingly been happy and healthy for years.
She's Been Dating Sam Asghari for Years
Drama-free, we should add. Hooray!
Britney Therefore Needed a Break
She told followers in January 2019 that she had to cancel a number of her Vegas show in order to deal with this family health crisis.
What Did Spears Say?
“I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say,” she wrote as a caption to a photo that included her dad.
“I will not be performing my new show Domination. I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart."
"However, it’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make. A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him."
She Concluded at the Time:
"I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand. More information on ticket refunds is available on britneyspears.com. I appreciate your prayers and support for my family during this time. Thank you, and love you all… always."
Fast Forward 3 Months...
... and Britney was checked into a mental health facility. This was in early April.
Little Was Said About It at the Time
"We all need to take time for a little 'me time,'" Britney simply wrote as a caption to this image after reports surfaced of her check-in.
Was She Off Her Meds? How Serious Was This Recent Breakdown?!?
Fans have had many questions of late, considering the silence surrounding Britney's hospitalization.
With So Few Answers, Social Media Users Have Been Filling the Vacuum...
... with conspiracy theories and accusations! They've started a "#FreeBritney" hashtag because they think the singer is being held against her will.
This Has Prompted Her Sister to Speak Out
"I love my sister with everything I have. So, anyone or anything that speaks to the contrary can GTFOH with all the comments about what you don’t understand," wrote Jamie Lynn Spears in anger after trolls alleged that she and other loved ones were not helping Britney enough.
Just STFU, Jamie Lynn Concluded
"Do not come for me or the ones I love anymore.”
And Then Britney Herself Spoke Out
She shared two recent videos, both of which were meant to quiet down the misguided and cruel noise surrounding her, her situation and her family/handlers.
Says Britney in this Instagram video: "Hi guys, just checking in with all of you who are concerned about me. All is well. My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately, so I just needed time to deal. Don’t worry. I’ll be back very soon.”
And She Added:
"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."
She's Also Physically Strong
Spears shared another video of herself working out, writing as a caption: "Who knew stress would be a great 5 pound weight loss. Yay for me."
All is Good Then, Right?
Nope, Britney truthers say. They believe Spears is still in trouble and that her entourage is manipulating this entire situation to make her simply APPEAR happy and healthy.
On Easter Sunday, photos of Britney leaving a hotel through the front door with Sam went viral... but some fans allege she always leaves hotels through the back door and therefore images such as this one were somehow doctored.
Who Has Been Posting These Recent Messages?
Not Britney, argues this one user: “Who is posting on her page?? The Britney we saw a few days ago does not look capable of using her phone!! What are these people trying to cover up?? It’s too obvious by now that something is very wrong here! What have you guys done to Brit?? We need to see her on LIVE!!!”
But Sam Asghari Swears Britney is on the Mend
"She's great," Asghari told TMZ a few days ago. "She's doing amazing. Her fans are so amazing to be so concerned but she's doing great."
But We Must Still #FreeBritney!
Critics are not convinced. They won't believe Britney is fine until she makes some sort of public appearance and, we guess, convinced them of her strong health. They may be waiting awhile for this to happen, however.