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Britney Spears shares texts sent from mental health facility

Britney Spears shares texts sent from mental health facility

Britney Spears has shared - and quickly deleted - a series of screenshots of messages she sent her mother, childhood friend and former lawyer during a 2019 stay in a mental health facility she alleges she was forced into.

“It’s a little different with proof,” Spears captioned the now-deleted post on Instagram on Monday, per Page Six.

Britney Spears claimed her messages went unanswered in a now-deleted post on social media. Image: Page Six

The first screenshot shows texts the Toxic singer sent to her mum, Lynne Spears, which she claimed Lynne didn’t respond to.

“He was saying he wants to UP the seraquil [sic] and I’m like whoaaaaaaa horsey go f**k yourslwf [sic],” the first text reads.

It is unclear whether the pop star was referring to a doctor at the facility or her dad, Jamie Spears, who controlled her medical care as her conservator.

“Seraquil I thought was a sleep aid but it’s for bipolar and is WAAAAAY Stronger than lithium,” she continued in the text messages.

“I literally feel alll [sic] the sick medicine in my stomach.

“I feel like he’s trying to kill me. I swear to god I do.”

According to WedMD, Seroquel, also known as quetiapine, is an antipsychotic medication used to treat mood disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Spears claimed that she got “no response” from Lynne at the time, but heard from her when she checked out of the facility.

“Her words were, ‘You should have let me visit you and give you a hug’,” Spears wrote.

Britney Spears shared screenshots of texts sent to her mother (left) and her childhood friend Jensen Fitzgerald (right) which she claims went unanswered. Images: Page Six

In the second screenshot, Spears messaged her friend Jansen Fitzgerald to help her find a new lawyer, having been appointed a lawyer to represent her when her conservatorship began in 2008 and not having the right to hire her own counsel until 2021.

“I need John bells [sic] number please,” the text to Fitzgerald reads. “When u can.”

She went on to ask her friend about lithium, the mood-stabilising drug Spears said made her feel “drunk” after her medication was changed without her say.

“I have a feeling well you will say OK but it still doesn’t make sense,” Spears wrote, adding in the caption that she “never heard back” from Fitzgeral either.

But, her friend took to social media on Monday afternoon and insisted she “did respond”, speculating that “some of [her] messages were deleted” from Spears’ phone, which Jaime allegedly monitored.

“When she left the facility my phone number was blocked from her and we have never spoken again,” Fitzgerald added. “I have tried to reach her through every possible outlet and always failed.”

Lynee shared Fitzgerald’s response on her own Instagram pagel and that she has “all the ‘whole conversations as well”.

In the final screenshot, Spears can be seen messaging her court-appointed lawyer, Samuel D Ingham III, telling him she wanted to change after she was released from the facility.

“I want to talk about going to court when this is done and getting my medical rights,” she wrote..

“When this program is over I don’t want to work at all … I want to live for me and have an adventurous life,” Britney told Ingham.

A screenshot of messages between Britney Spears and her court-appointed lawyer were also shared in the since-deleted post. Image: Page Six

Ingham went on to resign in 2021, being replaced by former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart.

In her caption, Spears also claimed her sister, Jaimie Lynn Spears, texted her the message: “They’re not gonna let you go so why are you fighting it”.

During her first-ever public court speech last year, Spears claimed her father sent her to a mental health facility against her will after a disagreement over her Las Vegas residency.

“My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship – and my management, who played a huge role in punishing me when I said no – ma’am, they should be in jail,” she told the judge at the time.

Image: @britneyspears (Instagram)

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