Britney Spears Checks Into Mental Health Facility This Week

Britney Spears is not handling her father’s illness well. TMZ reports the singer checked herself into a mental health facility this week because she’s said to be “distraught” over her dad's condition. She later shared on Instagram, "We all need to take time for a little "me time." :)"

Britney postponed her new Las Vegas residency in order to care for her father, who was hospitalized last September and almost died. He recently underwent surgery to repair a ruptured colon, but according to TMZ, he’s been suffering complications and things are pretty serious. 

“Britney just needed to focus on herself,” a source tells People. “Her dad being sick has taken a toll on her. He nearly died and actually had another surgery a few weeks ago. He’s not doing well.” The source adds, “They’re so close and it has been a lot. There is nothing dramatic going on with her — she just realized she needs to make sure to take time to care for herself.”

According to the site, Britney's expected to stay for about a month.

Source: TMZ

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