Britney Spears writes emotional letter to gay fan

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Britney Spears has written an emotional letter to a gay teenage fan.

David LeCours, who met the singer backstage at one of her Las Vegas shows, handed her a note in which he thanked her for inspiring her to come out.

He was stunned a few days later when he received a personal reply from Spears.

The pop icon wrote: “I was very happy to hear about how courageous you’ve been about being openly gay.

“I’ve always been told as long as you know in your heart that’s what matters most.

“I try to follow my heart and dreams every day of my life and I think that’s why I am where I am today.

“It means so much to me to have a fan like you who takes the time to sit and write me such a touching letter.

“I wish nothing but the best in the future and hope you keep smiling.”

He wrote on Instagram: “Thank you for everything Britney.

“I wouldn’t be able to be so confident and open about my sexuality if your music and you didn’t help me.

“I love you so much, thank you for not only being my inspiration but helping me get back up and be strong.”

Listen to an interview with David LeCours below: