Given everything that she's been through over the past decade, it's understandable that Britney Spears might want to take some time away from touring.

She recently explained the hellish experience that was her 'Circus' tour over a decade ago - which came to Dublin - and said that she found it 'demoralising' to perform while under the conservatorship.

"My performances were horrible,” she said. "I was a robot, honestly. I didn’t give a fuck anymore. It was demoralising," adding, "You also have to understand, it was like 15 years of touring and doing shows. And I’m 30 years old, living under my dad’s rules. And while all of this is going on, my mom’s witnessing this, my brother, my friends — they all go along with it."

Now, although her conservatorship has ended, it seems that it has left some scars for Spears - enough for her to reveal that she doesn't think that she will perform live ever again.

Writing on Instagram yesterday, she said that she was frustrated with her creative output over the course of that 13 year-conservatorship.

“I will be honest in the beginning 13 years of conservatorship like 8 videos I only like one – Work Bitch … the most offensive SO CALLED professional pictures on every tour,” she wrote. “I mean they could have at least cheated and retouched them for me … just saying … 2 day shoots for new show in Vegas literally the worst ever … and me excited for the pictures for 5 months on tour … they never showed me any … I’d rather quit shit in my pool and shoot photos of myself in studios over working with the most offensive people in my life.”

She also said that she was unhappy with the dancers and the number of dancers that had been hired by her team.

“I’m pretty traumatized for life," she said, "and yes I’m pissed as fuck and no I won’t probably perform again just because I’m stubborn and I will make my point."

She also took to Instagram over the weekend to post voice notes about various topics, including wishing how her parents would "burn in hell" and how devastated she is not being able to see her two sons - who have cut contact with her.

Spears' manager Larry Rudolph had previously spoken about how unlikely the prospect of her touring again would be, but now fans have heard it straight from the horse's mouth.