Britney Spears proved she was alive and kicking by taking her family out on a boat trip.
The singer, who was the victim of a malicious hacker earlier in the week, headed out for a jaunt along the California coast yesterday with Jayden James and Sean Preston.
The trip provided happy evidence that she is fine and well after her Twitter micro-blogging page carried the astonishingly heartless message that she had died.
The posting, left by a hacker, read: 'Britney has passed today. It is a sad day for everyone. More news to come.'
However, soon after the message was deleted when an official member of Britney's crew insisted she was alive and well.
A post read: 'Britney’s Twitter was just hacked. The last message is obviously not true. She is fine and dandy spending a quiet day at home relaxing.'
After completing the UK leg of her Circus tour last month, Britney is currently enjoying a two week break before she continues the European leg of her The Circus... Starring Britney Spears tour in Paris on Saturday.
And on Tuesday, the newly-brunette pop star brought Sean Preston, three, and Jayden James, two, on a yachting trip off the coast of Los Angeles
Setting off from the port of Marina Dey Rey, Britney looked relaxed in a stripy blue and white t-shirt and denim shorts as she hung out with her sons, a blonde friend and a bodyguard.
Sean and Jayden looked equally cool as they shielded their little eyes from the sun in matching green sunglasses and light blue shirts.
Britney is clearly loving being with her sons after being forced to spend lengthy times apart during a rocky 2008 when her ex-husband Kevin Federline was given custody of the boys. Mail Online reported.
However, under a recently agreed custody deal, Britney will now care for her sons for over 50 per cent of the time during the summer.
While Britney is on stage for her Circus tour, which returns to North America after the European leg wraps on July 26, Kevin will accompany her to care for the children.