International superstar Britney Spears has checked herself into a mental health facility due to her father's illness.
It comes in the wake of Spears' father, 66-year-old Jamie Spears, having major issues with his internal organs. Mr Spears has had two surgeries on his intestines and colon, but does not seem to be getting better.
According to TMZ, Britney Spears has admitted herself to the mental health facility to have some "me time." The singer is believed to be at the facility for up to 30 days. She posted an inspirational quote onto her Instagram page last night, which reads "Fall in love with taking care of yourself, mind, body, spirit."
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Earlier this year, the singer put her Las Vegas residency on hold due to her father's illness. In January, she posted a picture onto her Instagram page, of when she was a young girl with both of her parents at her side. She made the statement of "I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand."
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I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say. I will not be performing my new show Domination. I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart. However, it’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make. A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand. More information on ticket refunds is available on britneyspears.com. I appreciate your prayers and support for my family during this time. Thank you, and love you all… always.
Fans of Britney Spears have been sending kind messages to the singer on social media. Some have been highlighting the fact that 12 years ago, the singer made headlines worldwide for her widely-publicised mental breakdown, one of the "nastiest moments in pop culture history."
Britney Spears’ mental health was a punchline in 2007... and to this day, I still think that it’s one of the most nastiest moments in pop culture history.
— 𝕮𝖔𝖚𝖗𝖙 𝕶𝖎𝖒 💥 (@TheCourtKim) April 3, 2019
Starting a prayer circle at work for Britney Spears
— Corinne J. Cardina (@CorinneJurney) April 3, 2019
I hope @britneyspears is ok glad she’s getting help 💜
— MeLT1-TwoOfUs (@GalMarielena) April 3, 2019
All I know for sure right now is that I’m sending all my love to @britneyspears.
— Bradley Stern (@MuuMuse) April 3, 2019
Sending all of my love and support to @britneyspears ❤️❤️❤️ we all have to take time out for some real self care from time to time. I know I do. Love u bb and can’t wait for whatever is next for u! 💋
— TATIANNA (@TATIANNANOW) April 3, 2019