Britney Spears checks into a mental health facility

POP superstar Britney Spears has checked herself into a mental health facility as she takes a little “me time” to cope with her father’s illness.

Th 37-year-old announced in January she was pulling out of all her concerts in Las Vegas, that were due to run from February to August, as well as other work commitments to be with her family after her father came “close to death” in November due to a ruptured colon.

On Wednesday, the singer posted a message on Instagram saying: “We all need to take time for a little ‘me time’.”


Spears also posted a quote reading: “Fall in love with taking care of yourself, mind, body, spirit.”


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We all need to take time for a little “me time.” 🙂

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According to celebrity website TMZ,Spears voluntarily checked herself into a residential mental health facility about a week ago as she struggles to deal with her father’s prolonged illness.

Her father is credited with reviving her career and getting her back on track after her public downward spiral back in 2007. He remains the court-approved conservator of her business affairs.