Pop star Britney Spears has voluntarily checked into a mental health facility, Page Six reports.
Spears is allegedly having issues coping with her dad’s illness and declining health.
‘Britney was having a hard time dealing with her dad’s health issues. Britney hasn’t been drinking or doing drugs or anything, she just has some very difficult emotional and mental health issues,’ a source close to the Spears family told Page Six. ‘She’s gone away to try to deal with her issues before they get worse.’
‘She has recently been showing signs of being under a lot of strain,’ the source added. The source mentioned that Britney’s father, Jamie, has always been ‘the support in her life.’
Jamie Spears has been dealing with a colon condition since last November, when his colon spontaneously ruptured. He underwent surgery last fall and is said to have gone under the knife again last month.
The 37-year-old Britney Spears postponed her Las Vegas residency to care for her father.
According to TMZ, Britney Spears has been in the mental health facility for about a week and plans to stay for 30 days.
Still, Britney isn’t shy about the fact she’s taking some time for her own mental health. On Wednesday 3 April, she posted to Instagram, ‘We all need to take time for a little “me time”’ as the caption under an image that reads, ‘Fall in love with taking care of yourself, mind, body, spirit.’
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