24/10/2012 03:19 BST

Katherine Jenkins Spoke Out Over David Beckham Affair Claims After Death Threats

Katherine Jenkins is standing by her decision to address false rumours she was embroiled in an affair with David Beckham, insisting a slew of death threats pushed her to speak out.

The classical singer came under fire from the football hunk's fans for publicly denying the little-known reports, with some critics accusing her of trying to garner publicity from the speculation.

But now she admits she took the decision to speak out because she was being bombarded with terrifying death threats via Twitter

Katherine Jenkins said she was targeted online

She told Wales Online: "I didn't want people to think I would date a married man. I wouldn't want anyone to think I would do that to another woman.

"I wanted to put it right. It couldn't have been more wrong. I couldn't have people thinking such things of me. From my point of view, I was actually getting months of people saying this to me on Twitter and calling my friends and asking if it was true.

"It went from being now and again to constant abuse. I was getting death threats before I spoke about it. You wouldn't believe how crazy and out of control it was getting."

When she first addressed the false rumours, Jenkins took to Twitter to write: "Twitter friends, I've read some horrible rumours on here & want u 2 know I absolutely deny I've had an affair with David Beckham.

"I've only met David twice - once at the Military Awards in 2010 & on a night out in the West End in Feb 2012. We were out in a group of friends & it was just a normal fun evening out. Just so we are clear I have never been on my own with him and never arranged to meet up."