Embattled actress Amanda Bynes has cut ties with her parents.

The Hairspray star took to her Twitter.com page on Thursday (11Apr13) to tell followers she is no longer in contact with her parents, Lynn and Rick, after they allegedly went public with their concerns for the actress.

She tweeted, "I don't speak to my parents anymore, they don't talk to reporters on my behalf. Don't believe anything you read about me unless I tweet it. My friends don't speak on my behalf either. Please don't read anything about me needing help. That offends me."

It is believed the 27 year old was responding to a new tabloid article suggesting the Bynes were "very upset" about recent reports on their daughter's mental health.

The star has sparked concerns for her wellbeing following a string of legal woes, eccentric behaviour and bizarre tweets.