Following on from Britney Spears‘ passionate address to a Los Angeles court on June 24, regarding her 13-year conservatorship controlled by her father Jamie Spears, fans have taken to social media to share apologies to the singer for how the media (and those closest to her) negatively treated her.

One such fan was Zachary Gordon, who shared a video he had taken of the now 39-year-old entertainer during a 2018 performance in Atlantic City as part of her Piece of Me tour. The short clip shows Spears telling the audience she has a fever of 102 degrees Fahrenheit (38.9 c).

“Dear @BritneySpears…” he begins. “I feel like we owe you an apology. We bought into the whole hype of BRITNEY the performer, without much consideration for how Britney Jean Spears, the person, was coping through each day. Looking back now, I remember you saying this in front of me…”

“It’s going to be really, really hot up here,” Spears can be heard saying while fanning herself. “I’m warning you. I’m about to pass out. I’m sick.”

According to confidential court documents acquired by the Times and published this week, during a 2019 court appearance Spears recalled a time where she had been “forced to perform while sick”, calling the ordeal one of the “scariest” moments of her life.

The now-viral clip comes just a day after Spears addressed an LA court about bringing an end to her conservatorship.

“I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I’m happy. It’s a lie,” she said. “I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatised. Fake it ’til you make it, but now I’m telling you the truth, OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m depressed. I cry every day.”

According to the New York Times, Spears’ conservatorship—which covers her person and her estate—was originally put in place when concerns over the singer’s mental health and substance abuse were brought to the court by her father, giving Jamie Spears control over his daughter’s $60 million fortune.

Spears admitting she had been forced to perform while unwell was just one of the many jarring revelations to come to light following her court hearing.

The singer also revealed that she is not allowed to take out her IUD, as well as having been abruptly taken off medication she’d been on for years, and put on lithium.

“Lithium is a very, very strong and completely different medication compared to what I was used to,” Spears said. It’s not known what medication Spears was taking prior to lithium, but the mood stabiliser is usually given to patients as a means to treat bipolar disorder.

“You can go mentally impaired if you take too much, if you stay on it longer than five months. But he put me on that, and I felt drunk,” Spears said. “I’m tired of feeling alone. I deserve to have the same rights as anybody does.”