Britney Spears checks into mental health facility

Singer Britney Spears has checked into a mental health facility in light of her father’s ongoing health crisis, Variety reports.

Spears, 37, was admitted about one week ago, and treatment is expected to last a month.

Variety reports that her father, Jamie Spears, underwent surgery to fix a ruptured colon.

Back in November, Spears announced she was taking a break from her new show, Domination, after her father was hospitalized and almost died.

In an Instagram post she said: “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.”

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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.

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