Britney Spears asked his fans to respect his privacy after he said “outlandish phone calls” prompted a wellness check from police earlier this week.
The singer posted a note on Twitter Thursday during which she addressed the police visit and said: “I love and adore my fans but this time things have gone a bit too far and my privacy has been invaded. ”
Spears went on to say that the police “never entered” her home and once they arrived, “they quickly realized there was no problem and left immediately.”
The singer lamented that the incident left her feeling “gas-lit and bullied” and that she was “once again portrayed in a poor and unfair light by the media”.
“During this time in my life, I truly hope that the public and my fans who are so dear to my heart can respect my privacy in the future,” she wrote.
In a statement emailed to CNN on Wednesday, Sgt. Jason Karol of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the department “received calls from concerned fans” after Spears deleted her Instagram account.
He said the wellness check was done “out of an abundance of caution” and it was “determined that she was safe and secure.”
For the past two years, Spears has been in the spotlight due to legal battles over his guardianship – which had been set up in 2008 and was largely controlled by his father Jamie Spears until its dissolution in 2021 – and more #freeBritney movement.
Spears had used her Instagram platform as her main channel to communicate with her followers, but took breaks from social media in the past.