Rebecca Ferguson has released a statement in response to the news that her former managers are suing her.
Discussing rumours that she was unwell, she wrote: "To my fans, all I want to say is I am happy, I am well and I am focused on work... for a long time I was not well, but now I have never felt better."
The X Factor runner-up split from Modest Management Ltd in June and the dispute first came to light on 13 July, when Ferguson tweeted the company had "watched me collapse [then] gave me a can of Coke and said now go do your interview".
The Nothing's Real But Love singer also wrote: "I need to see my children you need to give me time off vile!!!!"
At the time, One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, who is also represented by Modest, didn't have much pity for his former The X Factor competitor - he tweeted, "@RebeccaFMusic, Success is impossible with out proper hard work."
The management company, who also looks after X Factor recording artists Leona Lewis, Olly Murs and Little Mix, has now filed a High Court writ, asking for a declaration that the star unlawfully ended her contract and seeking 20% of her future earnings, the BBC reports.
In response Ferguson released a statement last night, via her Twitter page, which read:
"I have read the article and i am aware that it will be in the press this week ... to my fans all i want to say is i am happy i am well and i am focused on work .. for a long time i was not well but now i have never felt better and i am looking forward to all the amazing things i have coming up this year ... you have to go through things to learn and to grow as an artist and indeed as a person... I've lost many friends and many people around me fame comes with good and bad ... but one thing I've learned and that will never leave me what my mother always taught me nothings more important than love and keeping your heart right ... , i always wanted to sing since i was a little girl it was all i ever wanted to be the reality is just as amazing as the dream although . .. i have had to grow tougher skin ...my voice is a gift ... and its my choice what i do with it i came into this industry and ill leave this industry with a few things my dignity my honesty and my love for music ... all i want to do is make music and write music ..when you come to fame everybody want a piece of you, your making money you've never made before and you have attention you have never had before ..i"m just a girl that has come from absolutely nothing .. i know what its like to struggle and i know what its like to live good the most important thing is to surround myself with good people I'm now blessed with such an amazing set of people who i love and who love me. (sic)"
She later added: "Truth always comes out ... you can hide from it, you can run from it , but justice always has its way eventually."
Ferguson is set to release a repackaged version of her debut album Heaven in the UK on 15 October and recently released the video for her latest single Backtrack:
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