Britney Speaks Out
Ms Spears makes a statement on her website. Could this be the big turning point?
Britney Spears has spoken out on her official website addressing her boozy antics, the media's preoccupation with her partying and issued a plea to fans to stick with her as she produces her best album yet.
She writes on www.britneyspears.com, "The last couple of years have been quite a ride for me, the media has criticised my every move and printed a skewed perception of who I really am as a human being.
"The last couple of years have been very enlightening for me and now that I've had the time to be 'me' I've been able to sit down and think about where I want to go with myself as an entertainer with absolutely no strings attached."
In a further extract, she adds, "I am now more mature and feel like I am finally 'free.' I've been working so hard on this new album and I can't wait for you all to hear it and to go on tour again!
"I would like to exclusively tell you that I am working hard to release the new album sometime later this year, but the date is of course not certain yet."
She even makes reference to the closure of the huge unofficial site, World Of Britney.com due to its founder being fed-up of her antics.
She penned, "I noticed today that one of my biggest fansites is shutting down soon and I want you all to know that I do understand all the reasons that went behind making that decision, and I am sad to see it closing.
"If I were you I'd be unhappy too if I had to read what I've been reading every day. But trust me, I get it. I know I've been far from perfect and the media has had a lot of fun exaggerating my every move, but I want you all to know that I love my fans so much, and I appreciate everything you have done for me."
Watch this space...