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Spears thankful for fans' prayers
Britney Spears
Spears' partying lifestyle has made headlines
Singer Britney Spears has posted a message on her website thanking her fans for their prayers during this "trying time".

Spears, who was photographed in February shaving her head, said she was "blessed" that fans cared enough about her to be "concerned".

The 25-year-old recently performed on stage for the first time since she left a rehabilitation clinic.

In November she filed for divorce from husband Kevin Federline.

"I am so blessed that you care enough about me to be concerned and will continue to live in this brighter state with all of you by myself during this trying time," she said on her site.

"We are all lights of the world and we all need to continuously inspire others and look to the higher power," she added.

Spears and Federline, 29, were married in a surprise ceremony in September 2004. The singer cited irreconcilable differences for the divorce.

Since the pair split up Spears - who has not released an album since 2003 - has made headlines with her partying lifestyle.

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