A representative for The X Factor, which will air its second season in the fall, backed the 30-year-old pop singer's rebuttal.
"She just took a short break," the spokesperson for the Fox reality singing competition told Access Hollywood.
Reports Spears walked off the show's set first surfaced on Thursday afternoon when TMZ reported she left the judging panel after the contestant's performance got her upset. She reportedly did not return to her seat right away and absent for four contestants' auditions following the incident.
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