Britney Spears checks into mental health facility after dad's health scare
Pop singer Britney Spears has checked in to a mental health facility following her father Jamie Spears's health struggles.
In an Instagram post last week, 37-year-old Britney said she needed 'Me time'.
Her father's health forced the singer to halt a her Las Vegas residency in November 2018.
"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," Britney said in an Instagram in a post in January.
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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.
This is not the first time that Britney has had to confront mental issues. In 2007, she dominated headlines after a mental breakdown that played out in the public eye.
One of the most notable moments was when the singer completely shaved her head. In another incident Britney attacked a paparazzi photographer with an umbrella.
The singer has received much love and support from fans as she takes a break from the stage.