TW: This post contains footage of knives and self-harm.
The world waited with bated breath as Britney Spears, the long-lasting pop sensation, took to Instagram to share a video of herself performing an odd and extremely dangerous dance with two knives. The footage triggered an alarm, prompting a welfare test at her home with the assistance of law enforcement.
The problem began when viewers of the video expressed their concerns for Britney's safety. Spears claimed the blades were fake, but the collective sound they made when she playfully clashed with them raised suspicions. Furthermore, in an hour later video, Britney appeared to have a gash on her leg and a bandage wrapped around her arm.
In response to these concerns, police enforcement stated that they received calls on Wednesday from persons, one of whom had previously completed a welfare test on Britney. This particular caller became particularly concerned after seeing the recent footage, owing mostly to police enforcement's visit to the singer's home, a source informed TMZ.
Britney was at home when deputies arrived, and they were able to speak with her to assess her health. The deputies left after determining that she was fine.
This isn't the first time Britney Spears has found herself in the center of a welfare check situation. When her Instagram account abruptly vanished earlier this year, fans became concerned about her safety, prompting a police visit. Britney later reactivated her account and comforted her admirers, despite her outrage at the breach.