Britney Spears has posted a video to Twitter addressing the recent end to her 13-year conservatorship and thanking the Free Britney movement, saying her fans “saved [her] life.”
A Los Angeles judge
As such, Spears’ hard-won legal authority to make her own decisions about her own life was cause for celebration.
“I’m just grateful, honestly, for each day,” says Spears in the
Spears also acknowledged other people struggling in similar situations as well as people with disabilities, saying that she wants to advocate for them.
“Hopefully my story will make an impact and make some changes in the corrupt system,” said Spears.
The singer’s high-profile case has brought new attention to conservatorship in the U.S. Ostensibly intended to protect vulnerable people and those with a disability, the legal arrangement as currently conceived can be abused to
Significantly, Spears thanked her fans and the Free Britney social movement for rallying behind her and advocating for her welfare.
“You guys rock,” said Spears. “Honestly, my voice was muted and threatened for so long, and I wasn’t able to speak up or say anything. And because of you guys and the awareness of kind of knowing what was going on and delivering that news to the public for so long, you gave it awareness to all of them. And because of you, I honestly think you guys saved my life in a way. One hundred percent.”