‘Distraught’ Britney Spears Admitted To A Mental Health Facility

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Britney Spears has checked herself into a mental health facility, with sources telling TMZ that the star is “distraught” over her dad’s illness. 

TMZ report that Jamie Spears, 66, has had two surgeries to correct major issues with his intestines and colon. 

The publication add that Jamie suffered complications following his most recent surgery and that the situation is “quite serious and not getting better”. 

The news comes after Britney put her Vegas residency on hold to take care of her dad back in November 2018.

She wrote on Instagram: 

“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.”

TMZ’s sources say that the Toxic singer checked herself into a psychiatric facility about a week ago as a response to these stresses. She is expected to remain for 30 days. 


Britney and her father Jamie share a very close relationship. 

Back in 2007, at the peak of Britney’s mental health issues - when she infamously shaved her head and attacked the paparazzi - Jamie played a huge role in saving the star’s life. 

It was reported he and Britney’s family feared she would die, and that she was on the verge of losing permanent custody of her children. 

It is believed that Jamie’s dedication to his daughter is largely responsible for helping her turn her life around. 

He even became Britney’s conservator in 2008 - which means he has been legally appointed responsibility for her and her business - and remains in this role today. 

Her last post is one of self-love, captioned: ”We all need to take time for a little "me time." :)”


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We all need to take time for a little "me time." :)

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We’re proud to see her take positive steps toward healing, and wish her and her family strength in this difficult time. 

If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health, help is available.

Lifeline 13 11 14

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636


Image: Getty / Alberto E. Rodriguez / Staff

Written By Brynn Davies

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